Calendar Calendar

Upcoming activities organised by PCDI and other parties relevant to the broad professional development of early career researchers.

Employability Outside Academia course

How to increase your professional attractiveness to non-academic employers? The first step is to ensure you are adequately informed about the demands from industry and non profit organisations. This allows you to develop a well-balanced suitable skill set while you are still doing your PhD or postdoc. This may sound easy, but can be very challenging within the academic network and environment.

For these reasons, PCDI launched the course 'Employability outside academia - managing personal development for PhD students and postdocs to bridge the transition to non-academic careers'. The course [in English] is specifically meant for Early Career Researchers intending to make the transition out of academia. The programme consists of 3x 1 full-day sessions in a 3-month period and provides a comprehensive insight into demands by the industry and non profit organisations. Learn more about the programming and the upcoming edition. Next course starts on 12 June 2017. This course is sold out. A new edition starts on 22 September. 


In 2016 and 2017 all earlier editions were sold out. Are you interested to participate? Register soon to avoid disappointment.



BioBusiness Summer School

Jumpstart your business career

Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Life Sciences industry and do you want to know more about the business field and your career opportunities outside academia? Then take part in the unique program of the international BioBusiness Summer School from June 26th - June 30th in Amsterdam. This 5-day program will teach you the principles of biobusiness, give insight in the world of Life Sciences companies, get the chance to meet leading business people, to increase their international network and to have a great experience in Amsterdam.

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Masterclass Strategy Consulting

What is it like to work as a strategy consultant in health care? And would you feel at home in the environment that consultants operate in?

To support you to discover whether there is a consultant in you, PCDI has jointly set up the masterclass with Gupta Strategists especially for the PCDI network. This year the event, free of charge, takes places on Saturday 9 November 2017.

To learn more about how working as a consultant matches your profile as a PhD read on. For more information about this event and how to apply for a place (limited availability) read here.