Most young scientists have no idea what to do with their PhD or postdoc expertise.
Which career is the right one? Do you know the feeling?
No idea what your passions are?
Do you wish that somebody just told you what to do?
There is a solution! The online course "Find your dream job in science".
That's what you get:
Testimonial: "I greatly appreciate the help of Prof. Hendrix to figure out what to do with my scientific career. The course helped me to learn many other career possibilities available after a PhD degree, and how to choose the career that I would love, and make it happen. I strongly recommend this course to PhD students and PhD graduated for a meaningful and enjoyable career. Thanks. From NS, Benin"
The course "Find your dream job in science!" is a concise 4-weeks course. You can find the curriculum below.
How it works:
Hope to see you in the course!
All the best,
I’m a Full Professor for Neuroanatomy and the Director of the Doctoral School for Medicine & Life Sciences at Hasselt University in Belgium. In partnership with other colleagues and universities in Belgium, I also organize university and national events to support young scientists in their careers.
In my current role, I’ve found a good career and life balance. However, like many scientists, my career has been an emotional roller-coaster, jumping between many different jobs and countries. I discovered my passion for science studying medicine in Berlin (Germany). I did a lot of research there and was also very mobile. I studied in Parma (Italy) with ERASMUS. I did research stays in Hamamatsu (Japan), Harvard (USA) as well as London (UK). I moved back to Berlin and worked for six years in an anatomy department. Then, after two tedious years of applying for a limited number of professor positions in Germany, I started looking internationally. I managed to secure three attractive offers from Imperial College (UK), University of Southern Denmark (Denmark), and Hasselt University (Belgium). After negotiating for several weeks and weighing up the different options, I moved to Belgium in 2008.
Navigating my science career has been a long and challenging journey, so I’m excited to help make it easier for young scientists. Through this course, I will share my experience, as well as bringing you the best advice from other star and role model scientists.
Testimonial: “I loved the course because it guided me step-by-step through an introspective journey exploring career possibilities. It provided further strategies and resources to implement a desired career”.
Testimonial: "I was familiar with the smart science career blog and since these topics were very interesting and useful for a (junior) scientist, I did not hesitate to subscribe to the course. The career path of a scientist is unpredictable and my biggest concern was what to do after a PhD or post-doc period. Should I stay in academics or not? This course gave me clarity whether I wanted to go for an academic career or not and what the alternatives are. During this course you learn how to look for a job that is really suitable for you by applying strategies that are totally different then the common way of job searches. Besides these extremely useful tips, you learn a lot about yourself and what you really want. Sven, the coach, is very helpful and has a personal approach to guide you through the course. I would definitely recommend the course to anyone who is struggling with what to do after a(n) (academic) study (let it be master, PhD or post-doc) as I already recommended it to some of my colleagues!”
Bram Janssen, Belgium
Testimonial: ”The course is a step wise guide to reach clarity regarding which career one wants to pursue. It was thought-provoking, introspective and it gave me useful advice on how to network and have informational interviews."
Ojas D., Spain
"The course was very useful. First of all, I got a much more informed and grounded view on the diversity of career paths for scientists, and which of these are options worth considering for myself. Second, it helped to visualize and start a plan in which I invest my energy smartly into a career and build it, rather than follow it. I look forward to seeing all this materializing in the near and far future. You can also see that Sven puts authentic interest to guide and help young scientists. Thanks Sven!"
Laura F., Denmark
Testimonial: “I wanted to thank you. Your course has helped me so much. It's amazing how the way I face colleagues and experts in my area has changed. Now I see them as a huge source of information and support."
Luciana S., Chile