Register now for the PCDI Postdoc Retreat!

You already excel as a researcher, but do you also excel as a scientist?

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 take charge of your career and jump-start the future!
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 within or outside academia
  • Discuss with key players in the field how to position yourself as a scientist at university and in a wider context at the forum
  • Network with dozens PhDs to gain insights into working for or with the industry
  • Find out what is important to you, how to make use of your talent and use the opportunities available to 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 jump-start (to) the future that suits you!
This 10th edition of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat specifically targets researchers in Science, Technologies, Engineering & Maths (STEM) and takes place from 30 October to 1 November 2013.
The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) organises this course to increase the awareness of the capacities and career possibilities of postdocs and final year PhD students. The course has previously been attended by >850 early career scientists, including researchers from abroad. Curious to know what fellow scientists learned at the PCDI Postdoc Retreat? Check the testimonials by former retreat participants on our website.
Visit for more information on the programme and registration.
VU University researchers should contact their research director or group leader!


One thought on “Register now for the PCDI Postdoc Retreat!

  1. I am ap PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. I am interested to continue as a post doc. If there are any opportunity, knidly contact me.
    Mini Jeevanath

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