Regardless of how talented or passionate you are about science, positions in academia are scarce and only 1 out of 10 PhDs will eventually make it to a principle investigator. The other 90% will have to follow another career path. It is therefore crucial that you -as an early career researcher- know how to be well prepared for the future. What qualifies you as a person? How to exploit your talents in- and outside academia? What jobs fit you? What does society expect from you as a scientist? The purpose of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat is to help you find an answer in order to “Fuel your future” and take charge of your career!
Three day conference
Find out with 80 – 100 fellow scientists at this lively 3-day conference what is important to you when it comes to professional development. Identify your hidden skills and improve your transferable skills at the interactive training workshops. Attend inspiring lectures by successful PhDs sharing their wisdom. Discuss with key players in Science at our forum to develop a vision on your position as a young scientist in society. Network with our invited PhDs –including former participants- to discover new exciting futures in- and outside academia.
The PCDI Postdoc Retreat is endorsed by numerous Dutch universities and academic medical centres. In total around 900 participants have already taken part in the previous 8 editions of the retreat.
What: PCDI Postdoc Retreat (Life Sciences) “Fuel your future!”
When: 13 – 15 March 2013
Where: Conference hotel Kapellerput, Heeze (Eindhoven area)
For who: Postdocs & final year PhD students
Visit www.pcdi.nl for registration, programme and funding options.