PCDI Postdoc Retreat - Life Sciences 2014

The PCDI Postdoc Retreat is a 3-day course on the career development process of final year PhD students and postdocs in the Life Sciences. Goal of this course is to increase the awareness of the broad professional development and career opportunities in- and outside academia.

Becoming successful in your work involves so much more than winning grants and building a strong publication record. Ever wondered how to exert influence or to be more effective in your work? Or... what the differences are between academia and industry and what you have to offer? Which direction to take and how to get on your way? How to position yourself and make use of your talents in a wider context of e.g. politics and society? At the PCDI Postdoc Retreat you will find out how to be the architect of your career!

Many Dutch universities and UMCs have funding arrangements (or support to identify these) for their young researchers to attend this course. Check the fee & funding page on the PCDI website.
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On this 3-day course you will:
• Learn what your hidden talents are
• Improve your transferable skills at the training workshops
• Attend inspiring seminars by successful PhDs from within and outside academia
• Discuss with key players in the field at the forum on how to position yourself as a scientist in academia and in a wider context
• Network with dozens of PhDs who now work in industry, spin-offs, government and other organisations. Hear how they shaped their career and learn how varied career paths at PhD level can be.
• Find out what is important to you, how to make use of your talents and opportunities available to you. Find out what position would suit YOU.
No matter whether you have a career in academia or elsewhere in mind, at the PCDI Postdoc Retreat you will learn how to increase your chances of success and how you can be the architect of your career!

Find the most up-to-date programme details here:

9 Apr - 11 Apr 2014
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