The Netherlands Recruitment Day March 2024

Date & time

This is an online virtual event on March 23. 

Meeting slots

Interviews will be scheduled in 20-minute timeslots. All-day presentations of all universities and industry partners.

Registration for this event is now closed.

Access to the venue, for the March 23rd event.
The manual and faq's can be viewed here.
The full agenda with presentations for March 23 can be viewed here.

Attention researchers! Are you looking to advance your career in the Netherlands? Don't miss this unique opportunity to connect with leading Dutch universities and research institutions at the online Netherlands Recruitment Day on March 23, 2024.

This virtual event brings together top professors and recruiters from across the Netherlands who are actively hiring for PhD, postdoc, and faculty positions in all research areas. It's your chance to get noticed and land an interview for your next role.

Benefits for researchers:

  • 20-minute interview slots to discuss your research and career goals one-on-one with a hiring manager

  • Presentations and networking with representatives from Dutch universities and research institutions

  • Increase your visibility - share your latest research and CV directly with key decision-makers

  • Explore new career options you may not have considered

  • Get advice on finding funding and developing competitive grant proposals

How to participate:

Registration is required by March 16, 2024 to be considered for an interview slot. Simply create an AcademicTransfer account, complete your profile, and upload your CV. Professors and recruiters will review candidates and invite selected researchers for interviews.

Increase your chances by showcasing your skills and interests. The more detailed your profile, the better!

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with leading research organizations in the Netherlands. Mark your calendar for the Netherlands Recruitment Day on March 23, 2024. Register today!

More information

Every candidate who completes the registration will gain access to the venue. Candidates might even get invited for a 20-minute 1-on-1 interview by a professor or recruiter. To increase your chances for a personal invitation, please upload your up-to-date CV and preferably a (draft, short, abstract) research proposal document. Please tick the boxes below the documents to make them available for the professors and recruiters!

Selected candidates will receive a personal invitation for an interview by a professor or recruiter. In the case you do not receive an interview invitation, you can still visit the venue and visit all university and industry booths to obtain information and talk to staff. 


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 (if you struggle with a short research statement, get inspiration in this video at 11 min 20 sec).
  • At least 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 an 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.

Special option for PhD's

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. The universities will -in most cases- waive 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:

Registration procedure

If you meet all requirements and want to get the chance to have a one-on-one interview with a Dutch professor or recruiter, you can register until March 22, 2024. After clicking the orange button 'Register as candidate', you are asked to:

  1. Create an account on AcademicTransfer by signing up, or sign in if you already have an account
  2. Complete all the required fields in your account and upload your CV (in English!) It helps when you add a short research statement or even a real proposal (some delegates require this). 
  3. Hit the "complete registration" button to confirm your participation. 
  4. You are all set and ready! The delegates will start reading your account and CV.  If you are selected by a delegate he or she will send you an invitation for a one-on-one interview to be scheduled on March 23 2024 to discuss your possible career step.
  5. Optional: click the heart-shaped icons at the bottom of the delegate's pictures, when you want to draw their attention ;-) It's like showing you are keen to meet this person! 

Interview invitation

After registration, Dutch professors and recruiters will study your profile and CV and can invite you for an interview during our career fair on Saturday, March 23. Each professor has a limited number of timeslots for interviews available. Make sure you apply as soon as possible to have a greater chance. When professors have found the right candidates or run out of timeslots, the closing date could be adjusted to an earlier deadline. If you don't get an interview invitation, it's still worthwhile to visit our career fair and the stands of the participating organisations.

>> Please note: to ensure a good quality of the interview and correct registration options use the latest version of Firefox or Chrome browser on a laptop or desktop computer. Do not use your smartphone.

Attending delegates

Chey Edwards

Amsterdam UMC

Tanja Hart

Amsterdam UMC

Dr. Wouter te Rijdt

Erasmus MC, Cardiogenetics, Clinical Genetics

Hella Ploegmakers


Engineering, Mathematics, Computer science

Cyndi Long

TUe, all academic fields within TU/e

Andy Whittle

Tue, Biomedical Engineering, Built Environment

Josje van Oudenaarden

TUe, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Physics and Science Education

Sophie Ketting

UU, Geosciences