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Posted by admin on February 17, 2016

JOIN THE FORCE: PostdocNL is here to represent you

The board of POSTDOCNL has been working for you, a new website has been launched at and we have been in contact with PCDI, PNN, VAWO, and Federa to discuss our ideas. We have formed four committees with the task to unite and represent postdocs: Committee LEGAL – will collect and spread information about … read more >

Posted by admin on February 15, 2016

Survey: how does current legislation affect your academic work (in Dutch)

Hoe beïnvloed de huidige wetgeving je werkzaamheden aan de Universiteit, laat je stem horen in de volgende enquête geïnitieerd door het wetenschappelijk bureau van de SP in samenwerking met de Tweede Kamerfractie:     Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist

Posted by admin on January 6, 2016

Media attention for the Postdoc cause!

There is a piece in the NRC next newspaper about the career perspectives of young researchers in which the POSTDOCNL platform is mentioned. Read the article of Promovendi moeten aan het werk bij bedrijven, maar hoe moet dat?   … read more >   Join the LinkedIn groupSign up to Mailinglist

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 >