Interuniversity Postdoc Symposium: Postdoc Career Development 2013
Sep 19, 2013
dr. Stefanie KERKHOFS
Hasselt University organizes together with the other Flemish Universities for the second time a Postdoc Symposium entitled: Postdoc Career Development 2013.
In the morning session of this symposium, well-selected speakers from academia and industry will give their vision on how the framework for postdoctoral researchers can be improved. This session will be closed with a networking sandwich lunch. In the afternoon, three workshops are organized in parallel which will be of great help in your future career, whether it will be academia or industry. These workshops are a unique opportunity to develop leadership skills of young researchers, to learn about different job interviewing techniques, to discuss different career paths, to discover your strenghts and talents,...
Date: 19 September 2013
Location: Auditorium ON2 04.223 (BMW1), Gasthuisberg, Onderwijs & Navorsing 2 (O&N II), Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven
Target Group: Postdoctoral researchers in Life Sciences
Registration is obligatory: http://www.uhasselt.be/postdocsymposium2013
Remark! Registering for the workshops does not automatically imply that you can participate. You will receive a confirmation e-mail. There are only a few places available for workshop 3.
9.30 -10.00: Registration
10.00 - 10.05: Welcome, Prof. Sven Hendrix
Director Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences – Hasselt University
10.05 - 10.30: dr. Karen Vandevelde
Policy advisor Research – Ghent University; Researcher - ECOOM
'Careers of researchers in Flanders'
10.30 - 10.55: dr. Bob Hoomans
R&D Recruiter - DSM
'Research @ DSM'
10.55 - 11.20: dr. Erwin Blomsma
CEO - Okapi Sciences
'A jump-start in biotechnology: developing human drugs for veterinary applications'
11.20 - 11.35: Coffee Break
11.35 - 12.00: dr. Kitty Kempen
Clinical Research Director - Medtronic
'A Career in Medical Thechnology'
12.00 - 12.25: Raphaela Delahaye
Project Manager at R&D Department - University of Liege
'Postdoc Career Pathways in Wallonia'
12.25 - 13.30: lunch
13.30 - 17.30: 3 parallel workshops
Workshop 1: Leadership Skills Training – knowing me, knowing you, leading people in academia and industry (True Colours)
During this interactive workshop, the participants will:
1. Become aware of different leadership styles
2. become aware of their personal preferences and receive a personal report with the strengths and challenges that are linked with theyr personal profile
3. adapt their leadership style to the needs of their colleagues
Workshop 2: ‘How do to a good job interview’ (Inge Swartelé)
The seminar will increase the participants knowledge and understanding of different interviewing techniques as well as how to respond to specific types of questions asked. They will become more conscious of how to prepare and conduct an interview.
Workshop 3: Discover your career, Start with yourself! (trainer team KU Leuven)
A hands-on workshop on strengths and talents, competences and values giving you a jump start towards a successful career in or outside academia.
Building a successful career starts with gaining insight into:
Who you are
What you are good at
What you like to do
What your values are in work
What gives you energy in your work
This workshop gives you the opportunity to look for answers to these questions individually and in small groups, guided by experienced coaches. Your insights will help you to find a job that has a good fit between you and the organization.
Supported by the Flemish Government