Lunch symposium: career dialogue for final-year PhD students, postdocs, and supervisors in Leiden





Leiden, Oort building, room 173


As a postdoc or a PhD student, demonstrating full commitment to your research project while keeping an eye on your next career step in- or outside academia can be experienced as quite a challenge. How can you reach your full potential and get the most out of your research project? How can you prepare for the next step when your contract ends? It is important that you are encouraged to actively think about your position and the direction that you are heading to. PI’s can play a positive role in this process, but sometimes remain uninvolved.

After a successful first edition last year, we will organise a similar meeting on October 1st, 2015, now also open to final-year PhD students. The 2-hour format during lunch time is carefully chosen to keep the interference with your work to a minimum.

The goals of this career lunch meeting are:

  • To increase awareness among supervisors, postdocs and PhD students on the necessity of personal and career development to deliver excellent research
  • To call postdocs and PhD students into action, to take charge of their own career
  • To encourage supervisors to actively support their employees in career development and in future career decisions
  • To stimulate supervisors, early career researchers and research institutes to jointly take actions to improve personal, professional and career development
  • To create a basis to improve LION's HR policy

We are curious to hear your thoughts on what can be improved. Please join us at this discussion; we greatly appreciate your presence and contribution.

Please register for this session, so that we can arrange lunch for you, by filling in the form in the below.