SBB is looking for a board!

Are you ready to bring Leiden’s most impactful sustainable business case competition to the next level? We are looking for a board!

This spring the SBB board organized the first edition of the Sustainable Business Battle Leiden & The Hague (SBB)! During six weeks, the battle brought students, the government, the university, and companies in the region closer together, while simultaneously tackling real business cases related to sustainability. Many of the solutions created during the battle are currently being implemented in the organisations. You can find he aftermovie here: https://lnkd.in/d8xJU76

SBB board is creating a foundation for the Sustainable Business Battle and is looking for six ambitious students to take the SBB to the next level. Find the vacancy here: https://lnkd.in/dWhfdRs

They also invite you to come to their informal information session and drinks on October 19th: http://bit.ly/2yyyFPd

Jumpstart your business career in Life Sciences!

Are you a PhD student, postdoc or Master student and are you interested to pursue your career in one of the many Life Sciences companies? Do you want to know more about the business field and your career opportunities? Then we invite you to participate in the unique program of the international BioBusiness Summer School.

For more information and application: www.biobusinesssummerschool.nl

Working in the consultancy after your PhD, something for you?

On Thursday 9 November, PCDI organises the Masterclass Strategy Consulting together with Gupta Strategists, a small consultancy operating for the Health Sector. During the full-day programme you learn the ins and outs of what it is like to work as a consultant. PhD graduates who work as Gupta strategists share their experiences (PhD’s with different background). Together you work on a business case indicative of the kind of challenges they tackle in their work. The day ends with a dinner, the location is Utrecht. Spoken language is Dutch.

Are you curious to find out what it’s like to work as a strategy consultant? And would you like to know if you have what it takes to flourish in a consultancy environment? Do not miss the opportunity and register before 12 October. Please note that participation in the Gupta Strategists Masterclass is free of charge, but limited to 20 persons. For more information, please consult our website
https://www.pcdi.nl/events/masterclass-strategy-consulting
or the attached flyer. Should you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us directly via 030-2723221 or info@pcdi.nl

The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) is an organisation with a societal mission. Our aim is to stimulate the broad professional and career development of early career researchers who (are about to) have a PhD in order to get the most out of their potential; to make use of their talent to contribute to science, society and the knowledge economy. PCDI works together with PNN.

More information about PCDI and other PCDI activities, you will find at the website www.pcdi.nl

Survey on the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education.

De Volkskrant, the Netherlands’ most renowned quality newspaper, is investigating the contribution of PhD candidates to Dutch university education. This is done in collaboration with the Dutch interest group for PhD candidates (PNN).

The survey consists of three parts. First, we will ask for some background information. Second, a number of questions about the allotment of your professional time. Third, we will put to you a number of statements about the relationship between education and research.
To take the survey, follow the link:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSe1F9QzLAiuC8easw…/viewform

The results of the survey will only be used by the Volkskrant reporters who are involved in this investigation. We would like to ask you to complete the survey before October 18th. Completing the survey will take about ten minutes.

The results of the survey will be processed anonymously. There is an option to enter your e-mail address at the end of the survey if you are willing to answer further questions. Should you have any questions about this survey, you can reach the reporters via the address below.
Reporter at de Volkskrant
Kaya.Bouma@Volkskrant.nl

Knowledge Transfer

How important is science communication to you and how do you experience communicating research findings to your end-users?

We are curious about your opinion as a young researcher.

The Department of Public Health and Primary Care at Leiden University Medical Center, in collaboration with the Department of Science Communication and Society at Leiden University, investigates the engagement in knowledge transfer activities and the factors that may facilitate or impede this. The research project is supervised by Professor dr. N. H. Chavannes.
Results of this study will provide insight into the position of knowledge transfer in the academic field and thus provide directions for future initiatives to improve or strengthen this position.

Why is this research done?

Researchers are increasingly expected to engage in knowledge transfer activities. To grant funding, they often have to include knowledge transfer activities in their communication and dissemination plan. These knowledge transfer activities should ensure that end-users, such as policy makers, public health officials and system administrators are reached. The current academic climate does not seem to be adapted to these additional expectations. This study will provide more insight into the position knowledge transfer holds in the academic field and thus provide directions for future initiatives to improve or strengthen this position.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is affiliated to a University and performs or supervises research activities. Participants can be either junior or senior scientists, but should at minimum hold a position as a PhD student.
What do we ask from you?

The study consists of a short online survey in which questions are asked about your opinion towards engagement in knowledge transfer activities (e.g., lay abstract writing, media appearance, interacting with the end-user, etc.). We will also ask about factors that, based on your experience, may facilitate or hinder engagement in these activities.
Completing the survey takes approximately 10 minutes and participation is voluntary. Responses will be collected anonymously and results will be treated confidentially. Summary results will be sent to your affiliated institute, provided that the response rate is sufficient to guarantee anonymity.

Willing to participate?

You can participate by  following this link: https://leidenuniv.eu.qualtrics.com/…/fo…/SV_2u9e90RCKAGneHb

 

1st National Meeting for Researchers on Open Science

The 1st national meeting for researchers on Open Science will be held on 29th of May 2017 in Delft:
http://www.hetpnn.nl/…/1st-national-meeting-for-researchers….

This day is particularly intended to hear the questions and opinions of PhD candidates on OS.
The day will be opened by Sander Dekker and will be chaired by PNN’s own Rolf van Wegberg.

We would like to get as many PhD candidates at this event as is humanly possible.
So, please spread the word to your fellow PhD candidates!

You can sign up for the event here:
https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfeW87HhRXr7j1Lba…/viewform.

March for Science

March for Science 22 April 2017!

The March for Science is a non-partisan event. The main goals are to call for science that upholds the common good and to call for evidence-based-policy in the public’s best interest. Science leads to accurate, non-biased , objective knowledge, development in all fields and to a better society. Therefore, it is our right and responsibility as citizens (not only as researchers) to safeguard it.
Leiden University supports The March for Science that shouts out to everyone celebrating our passion for science, increasing awareness, and joining The March for Science event at the Museumplein in Amsterdam on 22 April 2017. See you there!


https://www.facebook.com/events/1103742243069948/

BioBusiness Summer School

Are you a PhD candidate, post-doctoral fellow, or master’s student in the field of Life Sciences and considering a career outside of academia? Join BioBusiness Summer School from 27 June to 1 July 2016 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In addition to learning about i.a. business development, product development, finance, and business models, you will also engage with business leaders and expand your network. Apply by 15 April 2016 and take advantage of the early bird fee! For more information about the programme and speakers, visit www.biobusinesssummerschool.nl.

TXT Call for papers: The authority of text

We all know that written words have power. It is less clear where this power comes from and how it can be exercised. Does a printed book have greater authority than a digital book? Does the increasing amount of text published online reinforce or change existing notions of authoritative texts? What have been the changes in “publishing power” throughout history?

These are some of the questions TXT would like to address in this year’s issue. TXT is the annual magazine published by the students of Book and Digital Media Studies at Leiden University. It is concerned with texts in all their different guises, how they have evolved through history, and how they affect our society. The relationship between text and authority can be approached from various perspectives ranging from political to cognitive to technical. We invite academics from all disciplines to contribute to this discussion.

Please send your abstract (200-300 words) to txtmagazine@outlook.com

Register now to meet the Board!

There is only one day left to send in your topics for the Meet the Board event we are organising together with JUL (Young University Leiden) and where

What do YOU want to discuss with the Board of Directors?

You will be able to meet with and speak to none other than Prof. Carel Stolker and Prof. Simone Buitendijk. on October 14th, from 16:30 to 18:30 in the Large Auditorium in the Academy Building (Rapenburg 73). There will be drinks afterwards at the Faculty Club, where as always the first drink is on us! (For those who attend the program.) We have a limited number of seats available, so if you would like to join, please send an e-mail to info@leoleiden.nl with “Registration Meet the Board” as a topic.

People who have sent in topics they wish to discuss take precedence (but still need to register!)

All the best,
LEO