Getting a job inside academia

9th June 2020

9:30 to 11:00 CEST/UTC+2

Katja Lubina (Leiden): "Getting a job inside academia"


The academic employment market is highly competitive, as the number of annual PhD graduates exceeds the number of available academic openings. It is therefore crucial for PhD Candidates who would like to pursue an academic career, to be aware of the different path ways, the challenges, and what they can do to enhance their chances to stay within academia. During this workshop we will discuss the different opportunities that will allow you to continue your academic career after your PhD: getting funding yourself, becoming a post-doc on a project, combining research with teaching obligations. We will also discuss how you can enhance your chances by making yourself indispensable for an institute or faculty.

Aims and objectives:

-You will understand how challenging it is to pursue a career within academia

-You will learn about the different career paths within academia

-You will learn about strategies to make yourself indispensable


This course is open for all students and will be offered via Zoom.  For registration please write an email to:

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska Curie grant agreement No 765556.

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