Worldwide, no structured education for postdoctoral researchers exists at the moment. Therefore, an educational program will be developed which supports the academic and industrial career of postdocs and which promotes scientific excellence. To start, we will focus on the field of biomedical sciences and medicine but we hope to broaden this to other fields in the future.
In this project, the needs of postdocs in Belgium will be investigated using a survey. In addition, the present postdoc website has been developed which contains information about different kinds of funding (scholarships, research grants and mobility grants). Moreover, information about career development such as courses and vacancies will be posted on this website.
The main goal of this structured education is to help postdocs to efficiently invest in time and energy and to obtain excellent publications and patents combined with acquiring certain soft skills.