In the timeline you will find interesting posts, activities and events, which can help you exploring your career possibilities. Below you see all relevant posts for the PhD position in academia.


Your PhD in The Netherlands?

Special option for PhD's during our recruitment day

Join our international virtual event on October 1st!

Candidates aiming for a PhD position, who can bring their own funding or are willing to apply for it at their national scholarship providers, increase their chances of being selected for an interview significantly. The Dutch university that selected you, can help you fill in the right documents.

The funding must cover 4 full years for your cost of living (about €1300/month). The universities will wave tuition fees in return (you do not have to pay for doing your PhD). Examples of organisations (but not limited to) for obtaining such funding are:

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The Netherlands Recruitment Day - free registrations is open now

Are you a researcher, master, PhD, postdoc, or (assistant/associate) professor? And would you like to proceed with your career in research or higher education in the Netherlands? Join the Netherlands Recruitment Day on October 1st 2022, and get invited for a 20-minute interview with a Dutch professor or recruiter.


To join our recruitment day and be invited for an interview, you will need to have :

  • An up-to-date English CV and a short personal research statement.

  • A master's degree (or soon obtaining) if you want to start a PhD. If you have a bachelor’s degree you can not participate and can not apply for an interview. 

  • A good level of English, a TOEFL/IELTS certificate (or soon obtained). To communicate with your colleagues you need to have a good level of English. Most Dutch universities require a TOEFL score of 80 and higher or IELTS of 6.5 and higher. All your research can be done in English. It depends on the organisation if you need some Dutch skills too.

Register for free: the Netherlands Recruitment Day on October 1st 2022

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Artificial Intelligence & Space Law Summer Course

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The Multidisciplinary AI Academy offers a unique international setting: students will learn about artificial intelligence and its intersections with space law. Offered hybrid (in the heart of Amsterdam at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) but also online, the course aims at offering a new learning experience in a multidisciplinary and international environment. Following graduation, the Multidisciplinary AI Academy offers a series of benefits, such as, internships at Amsterdam based companies, coaching and mentoring sessions, as well as memberships of the exclusive AI ∞ Space Law Society.

Applications are open until 15 April 2022:

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ALTI - Amsterdam Law & Technology Institute (VU)

Summer School Science Communication

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Would you like to learn more about communicating your research with other audiences than the scientific community? Are you available from 4-8 July, 2022? Then we have an interesting opportunity for you.

The Science Communication and Society department from Leiden University is inviting young researchers (PhD, postdoc, or other early career) to join their Summer School about science communication.

Over the span of one week, you will get theoretical perspectives about science communication, practice skills and apply it in the development of a science communication product. A variety of guest speakers will share their experiences and best practices with you, while our team of Science Communication scientists from Leiden University will guide you through this exciting week.

The program will include:

  • Introduction to science communication, inspiration on SciCom products.
  • Lectures on communication theory, target audiences, how to include outreach in funding proposals, literature and best practices.
  • Presentations by guest speakers about their experiences with different types of science communication.
  • Workshops on social media and science journalism.
  • Throughout the week, participants will develop a science communication product together which will be presented at the end of the week.

The Summer School takes place in Leiden (on-site) from 4 – 8 July, 2022. The registration fee is €400,-. Coffee/tea and lunch will be provided, as well as a closing reception on Friday. We have space for 20-25 participants.

Since there are limited spots, we ask you to include a motivation letter (max 1 page) and your CV (max 1 page) when submitting your registration. If you’re interested, please register here before April 15, 2022.

See our website for more information.

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Leiden University

Register for our webinar Career Opportunities after your PhD

Did you ever consider life beyond your PhD or postdoc in terms of career perspective? Join our free webinar on March 16th at 17:00 (CET) and get to know six career paths for researchers in the Netherlands.

Register now for free!

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Workshop Transferable skills - 13 January 2022

Do you know what skills you’ve acquired at uni? People tend not to think much about these things. Transferable skills are useful in all kinds of professional contexts and you carry them with you from one job to the next.

If you want to convince an employer that you’re the right person for a job or an internship, you need the ability to present your skills with clarity and conviction. This workshop will make you aware of the transferable skills you’ve developed in your studies, at your temp jobs and in your extracurricular activities.

In the workshop, you’ll analyse a job offering and try to assess, as accurately as you can, what the employer is looking for. You’ll learn to distinguish between specialist (though job-specific) and generic skills. You will then catalogue your transferable skills and practice providing examples that show what skills you possess.

Upon completing the workshop, you’ll know exactly what your skills are and you’ll be better able to advertise them.

Date: 13 January 2022 from 13:00 to 16:00
Who is it for: 3rd-year and 4th-year Bachelor's and Master's degree students and recent graduates from Utrecht University. Free entrance.

Register here


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Utrecht University - via AcademicTransfer

3 Minute Thesis Competition 2022

“An 80,000 word thesis would take 9 hours to present. Your time limit: 3 minutes…”

Three Minute Thesis®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) competition celebrates the exciting research conducted by Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) students. Developed by The University of Queensland (UQ), 3MT cultivates students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills.

About the UG 3MT The competition

Since its beginnings at the University of Queensland, 3MT competitions are now held at universities all over the world. The University of Groningen (UG) will hold its bi-annual 3MT competition again on March 9, 2022.

The location in Groningen will be published as soon as the booking has been made final. To give you an idea of what to expect, please watch the pitches of our previous winners !

Looking for 12 participants for 2022!

We are looking for twelve enthusiastic PhD students at UG to participate in the 2022 3MT competition. The registration form will open soon!


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University of Groningen - via AcademicTransfer