Role models Role models

What to do after your PhD or postdoc? What career options are there? What motivated other PhDs to choose for a particular career path? How do they like it and what skills do they consider important?

We lined up some role-models to inspire you. We are continuously extending this selection for careers in the life sciences or STEM, whether it is academia, industry, government, non-profit etc.

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David Halter PhD

Senior Scientist / Project Leader, Philips Group Innovation

David Halter studied biochemistry at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich (ETH Zürich). In 2002, after obtaining his MSc degree, he moved to the Netherlands to pursue his PhD project “Transport and Translocation of Glucosylceramide” at the department of Membrane Enzymology at Utrecht University. 


Wolter de Graaf PhD

 Clinical scientist MR, Toshiba Medical Systems Europe B.V.

Wolter de Graaf received his PhD in 2012 in the field of high field MRI at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam


Olga Hartoog PhD

 Consultant, Deloitte

Olga Hartoog graduated in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Amsterdam in 2010. At this same university she obtained her PhD on optical spectroscopy


Jurica Bauer PhD

 Lecturer, InHolland

Jurica Bauer graduated in chemistry from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, where he not only developed a passion for research but for teaching as well. First he worked for GlaxoSmithKline in the field of drug discovery after which he took up a PhD position in the field of nanotechnology


Annelieke de Wit PhD

Consultant, Deloitte

Annelieke (1985) obtained her PhD in genetics after finishing a MSc in Life Science & Technology at Delft University of Technology & Leiden University.