Programme

Summary

Three inspiring days for postdocs and PhD students for a successful career in or outside academia. This edition is targeted to early career researchers in Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Maths (STEM).

The programme includes seminars, training sessions, a forum discussion with opinion leaders and networking sessions all aimed at  broad professional career development.


'The retreat made sure that normal work activities were abandoned to focus completely on finding out what you would like for yourself'


Programme



                                                                                    

Wednesday 28 October 2015

09:30 - 10:30 Registration and coffee 
10:30 - 10:45

Welcome and introduction

  • Lilian Menu
    Director Postdoc Career Development Initiative
10:45 - 12:15


Lectures: Shaping your career in academia

What determines success in academia? What are the unwritten rules?
Presentations by 2 academic speakers.
  • Prof. Bert Meijer
    Scientific Director Institute for Complex Molecular Systems at TU/e

  • Prof. Marileen Dogterom
    Chair Department of Bionanoscience at TU Delft
12:15 - 12:45 Introduction activity
12:45 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 16:45 Parallel Workshop session I: Explore your talents
16:45 - 17:30 Coffee break
17:30 - 19:30

Parallel Workshop session II: Take the lead

19:30 - 21:00 Dinner
21:00 - late Drinks

 

Thursday 29 October 2015

07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 09:15

Introduction of the day

09:15 - 12:00 Lectures: Shaping your career outside academia

How do successful PhD graduates apply their skills and background in a career outside academia? What challenges can be found in industry, non-profit or knowledge valorisation? How can you make a difference? Find out in these 3 lectures.
  • Prof. Davide Iannuzzi
    Experimental Physics at VU University

  • Herbert Tulleken PhD
    Managing Director at TESLA / SqrtX
  • Irene Nooren PhD
    Program Manager at SURFsara

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 16:30 Parallel Workshop session III: Make an impact
16:30 - 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 - 18:30 Plenary workshop
18:30 - 19:00 Free time
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner
21:00 - late Drinks

 

Friday 30 October 2015

07:30 - 10:00 Breakfast and check-out
10:00 - 10:15

Introduction of the day

10:15 - 12:00



 

Forum discussion Your role as a science professional in society
Interact with opinion leaders and develop a vision on your position in society

  • Eppo Bruins PhD
    Executive Director at Technology Foundation STW

  • Prof. Els Koffeman
    Professor of Instrumentation in Particle Physics at UvA, NIKHEF

  • Marja Zonnevylle PhD
    General manager Gas Processing at Shell

  • Prof. Bart Noordam
    Vice President Research at ASML

Moderated by: Brigitte Hertz

12:00 - 13:00 

Lunch 

13:00 - 15:15



 

Parallel networking programme:
Intervision with Else Koffeman and Meet & Greet sessions

Meet role models, get inspired and dive into relevant career topics. Invited guests include PhD graduates in academia (non-research), large industry, policy, government and non-profit organisations

15:15 - 15:30 Wrap-up
15:30 - 16:45 Drinks
16:15 End programme


Last updated on 22 October 2015