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Posted by admin on December 16, 2015

PCDI/PNN memorandum: Optimize career chances outside academia

Dutch universities still pay too little attention to the career management of PhD candidates and postdocs. Although a large majority of doctoral graduates ultimately find a career outside of academia, there are too many missed opportunities. Focused activities at a national level are necessary in order for PhD candidates and postdocs to develop themselves broadly … read more >

Posted by admin on December 15, 2015

The curious case of the Postdoc

In our quest to reach out for all postdoctoral researchers, we as POSTDOCNL are facing the problem of none existing definition of a postdoc. What makes a scientist a postdoc?   According to the Rathenau Institute, a ‘postdoc’ is a scientific personnel in the salary scale 10–12 with a temporary contract (WPer in salarisschaal 10 tot … read more >

Posted by admin on December 14, 2015

The Canadian perspective on PhDs

An interesting listen, perhaps some ideas will arise from it: CBC Radio – Only 1 in 5 Canadians with PhDs land a tenure-track job in their field.     Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist

Posted by admin on December 3, 2015

Similar challenges faced everywhere..

The number of people with science doctorates is rapidly increasing, but there are not enough academic jobs for them all. Read more: Nature Editorial: Make the most of PhDs     Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist

Posted by admin on November 19, 2015

Why we need POSTDOCNL

Postdoctoral researchers (postdocs) make up a large part of the scientific workforce in academia. However, they are quite invisible as a group for policy makers. To address this, the POSTDOCNL platform has been initiated, with the goal of uniting and representing postdocs from all backgrounds and knowledge institutions in The Netherlands.   POSTDOCNL will serve as an advocate for … read more >