What does it mean to be a postdoc? Have you ever wondered if you’re the only one feeling overwhelmed by your workload and lack of career perspective? Or do you feel making the next career step is really easy for you?
Researchers Teelkens and Van der Weijden conducted a large-scale study among postdocs, using a survey and in-depth interviews. You can read about their findings here: https://www.scienceguide.nl/2018/02/carriere-postdocs-hangt-toeval-aan-elkaar/ (article in Dutch). An important conclusion is that connecting with your peers, and having a dialog with your organization, will increase your sense of belonging and increase visibility.
How do you feel about your postdoc experience thus far? You can reach us at [email protected]. If you feel mistreated at your organization, you can contact VAWO anonymously: https://www.vawo.nl/meldpunt-misstanden/