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 22 September 2017. This course is sold out. The registration for the edition starting on 27 October is open.


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



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.