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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- academia
- companies
- private-public partnerships
- non-profit organisations
- entrepreneurs

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Nitish Fagoe PhD

Project leader, MSD Animal Health

Nitish obtained his MSc in Biomedical Sciences at Leiden University in 2009. He started his PhD in 2009 at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam


Jeroen Warnaar PhD

Forensic expert, Dutch Forensic Institute

While studying Biology at Utrecht University, Jeroen Warnaar (1975) developed an interest in palaeoecology (biogeology). He finished two graduate research projects


Marloes Hagemans PhD

Strategist, Gupta Strategists

Marloes studied Nutrition and Health in Wageningen and graduated in 2001. She obtained her PhD at Erasmus MC in 2006 for her research on Pompe disease


Wouter Bac PhD

Entrepreneur, Fruitomation

After graduating in Agricultural and Bioresource Engineering at Wageningen University in 2010, Wouter started his PhD at research institute Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture. 


Mirre Viskaal PhD

Researcher Sensory & Consumer Science, FrieslandCampina

Mirre Viskaal studied Human Nutrition & Health at Wageningen University. After graduating cum laude she started her PhD on Compensation behaviour and Energy Balance on the same university