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

« Researchers without borders » : let’s discover your opportunities in Europe

ABG (Association Bernard Gregory) and its partners, the French-German University and the French-Italian University, is organising a 2-day event on researchers’ mobility and career development in Europe, with the support of the European Commission.

The purpose of the event is to inform PhDs about:
– the research landscape in different European countries,
– the funding schemes available in Europe,
– the recruitment process across Europe, in academia and outside.

During two days, they have the opportunity to meet and discuss with representatives of research institutes, mobility/research funding agencies, companies and career advisors from Europe.

It takes place in Paris on December 11 and 12. The whole program is held in English.
For more information, the program and registration (mandatory!) follow the link: https://www.abg.asso.fr/en/article/fr-researchers-without-borders-venez-decouvrir-les-opportunites-de-mobilite-en-europe-paris-11-et-12-decembre-2017-1825

LEO Halloween Drinks

Dear fellow PhDs,

This month, our drinks are shifted to the fourth Friday of the month and for a very good reason: it’s Halloween!!!

We invite you on Friday, October 27th from 20:30 onward at Stadscafé van der Werff for our LEO PhDrinks.
As always, the first drink is on us, so don’t forget to ask a LEO board member for your drink coupon.

Moreover, join us after the drinks for the Red Rup Halloween party at de Nobel.
For information and tickets, see gebrdenobel.nl/concert/red-cup-party-halloween/

Dress up is optional but your contribution to the Halloween spirit would be more than welcome 😉

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

lunch lecture ‘ Integrity in Science

Dear fellow PhDs,

On behalf of LUMC Association for PhD candidates (LAP), we would like to invite you to the upcoming lunch lecture ‘ Integrity in Science ‘ by Martine de Vries.

The LAP invited dr. Martine de Vries to give a lecture about integrity in science for all the PhD students at the LUMC.
Dr. de Vries has a background in both medical sciences and philosophy, she is a pediatric endocrinologist and currently chair of the department of Medical Ethics and Health Law at LUMC. dr. de Vries is a daily supervisor of PhD-students, supervises medical students and residents in projects concerning therapeutic misconception, competence and research communication. She will discuss the weaknesses in medical research, including data manipulation and publication bias.

When: Thursday September 14th, 12:00-13:00
Where: Lecture hall 5
Lunch: 11:00-12:00 @ Paleijhs
Attending is free of charge, REGISTRATION via LAP@lumc.nl.

Innovation for Health 2018 is looking for upcoming scientists!

Are you a PhD candidate working on a life sciences or healthcare topic? Present your research poster at the Innovation for Health conference on 1 February 2018 at WTC Rotterdam, the Netherlands! By participating in the Poster Presentations you get the chance to demonstrate your work to the key players in Life Sciences & Health, interact with the experts in the fields, as well as win €1,000 with the prestigious Upcoming Scientist Award, sponsored by Genmab! Be a part of Innovation for Health and submit your abstract before 20 November 2017. For more information and application: www.innovationforhealth.nl/poster-presentations

 

Invitation: PNN 30 year lustrum celebration

There’s a birthday party coming up!

For 30 years, the PhD Candidate Network in the Netherlands (PNN) has safeguarded the rights and interests of PhD Candidates on a national level. On September 8, the PNN celebrates their 30 year lustrum with its partners and members, looking back on successful collaborations, and looking forward to their continuation.

They invite all their members and the PhD Candidates they represent to toast to this occasion. It will be a great opportunity to meet PhD Candidates from all universities in a social setting as well as policy makers from the VSNU and Dutch government.

The drinks will be at the newest location of Leiden University: the Wijnhaven building (Campus the Hague). It is only minutes away from Den Haag CS (Central Station), which is an 11 minute trainride from Leiden CS.

Best of all, drinks are courtesy of the PNN, who hope to see a lot of PhD Candidates attending the event.

Safe the date: 8th of September, starting 5:00 pm, to join, network and celebrate with us!

To attend, please register via this link https://goo.gl/forms/n4ZyCJAQxgmY09x03

ATTENTION: BBQ Change of Date

Dear LEO members,

Due to the rainy weather forecast for tomorrow we are moving the BBQ by one day to Sunday, August 20th.

Everything else stays the same: starting at 15:00 at Het Joppe. We will put up the BBQ on the small island Koudenhoorn, not far from Het Paviljoen. The exact location will be posted on facebook as soon as we are on the spot. If you can’t find us, send us an email to info@leoleiden.nl or a message on facebook, we will be checking frequently.

The registration is open until 12:00 tomorrow, August 19th. Please register here: https://www.ticketkantoor.nl/shop/LEOSummerBBQ17.

If you did already sign up but can’t join us on Sunday, please send an email to info@leoleiden.nl for your reimbursement.

Hope to see you all there!

Cheers,
On behalf of your LEO-team
Sander

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