Casimir Open Days 2021 - the online edition



2 full days




Are you considering to apply for a PhD position at Casimir?

During the Online Casimir Open Days on 25 and 26 March, we will digitally open our doors to about 20 talented prospective PhD students. 

Open Days Program
During the Open Days, we offer selected students a two-day program to get to know our research and talk to our PhD students and group leaders (PIs). The program will consist of several interesting lectures, and we hope to also be able to offer you a number of digital visits to the research labs in Leiden and Delft. If you have an interest in a specific research group we will set up a meeting for you with the PI and one of their group members.

PIs who already have indicated that they will give a presentation and/or have a PhD position vacancy at the moment (click on their name to visit their research group webpage, and see downloadable job ads below):

Can I join?
Students currently enrolled in a Master's Program in (Applied) Physics or Biophysics, either in the Netherlands or abroad, can apply for the Casimir Open Days by filling in the application form below before 5 March 2021. Our selection committee will select the top-20 applicants, based on their cv, motivation letter and grade overview. 

Registration procedure

Please register for the Open Days by completing the form in the below. After completing the form, please also send your cv, a motivation letter and a recent grade overview to:

If you have already spotted a research group and/or a current vacancy in one of our groups that you would like to know more about during the Open Days, then please indicate this in your application.

The registration deadline is 5 March 2021. On 11 March 2021 we will personally inform each applicant on the decision of the selection committee. The selected students will receive a detailed program of the Open Days.

NB: By registering for the Casimir Open Days you automatically give permission for your data to be shared with interested persons from TUDelft and Leiden University with regards to the Open Days.   

The Casimir Open Days are free of charge.

About Casimir and doing your PhD in the Netherlands.
The Casimir Research School (Casimir), established in 2004 by the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the TU Delft and the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) at the University of Leiden, aims for an improved education of young researchers towards a PhD degree. Both Universities have decided to take on this demanding task jointly, which creates the opportunity for students to be exposed to a larger variety of research fields and international experts, as well as to organize jointly advanced courses and workshops. About 270 PhD students, 130 postdocs and 100 (assistant, associate and full) professors participate in our research school.

The PhD positions we offer are full-time salaried research positions. The normal duration of a PhD position in the Netherlands is four years. During your PhD research you are expected to take specialized courses and contribute to teaching. Please check our website for further information.

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