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Post-doc: act on your career and find employment in public or private research

Scientific research

New formation !

In summary

Based on your professional career and vocation, outline your employment prospects. Master the methods and tools essential to successfully land a position in line with your values.

Who should take this course ?

Young researchers (post-docs and 3rd year PhD students).

Learning outcomes

• Define your professional goals and identify/describe a professional project in terms of skills and values.
• Implement methods to find a job and thus enlarge the sectors and functions investigated.
• Be confident before a job interview thanks to the experimentation of various recruiting methods.
• Explain, using the right terminology, the issues encountered within the public and the private sectors.

The course includes an introduction to personal skill evaluation, the clarification of professional projects, a method for job finding and a training to job interviews enabling participants to show their knowledge and personality.

  • Course introduction, expectations of participants.
  • Define your professional goals
  • understand basics in human resources management useful for elaborating career goals
  • define and package your skill and strong points
  • analyze your motivation to target your next positions
  • positions opened to PhDs, in research or in interface with science.

Search tactics :

  • CV, cover letter, networking

Selection process :

  • methods used by recruters in private sector : interviews, tests, …
  • key points to apply in research sector : how to present your motivation for an academic career, how to raise  your scientific project

Recruitment interviews :

  • training to various type of job interviews and auditions analysis.

To participate in the course, trainees must work on their personal evaluation and provide the results upon registration.

Teaching method and tools


Program manager :

Marie-Pierre Vanschelle

training sessions

No training session is scheduled for the moment, if this training interests you, please contact us.

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