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Apply now for funding for PCDI Postdoc Retreat 2013!


14 Dec 2012

The Postdoc Career Development Initiative (PCDI) supports postdocs and final year PhD students at career orientation and realizing young researchers’ potential.

On 13 - 15 March 2013, PCDI’s best known event, the annual Postdoc Retreat, will be held for the 9th time. Aim of this three-day course is to support you in making the next step in your career: identify your skills and talents, develop a vision on science, improve your transferable skills and learn about the variety of career paths in Life Sciences within and outside academia. The programme includes inspiring lectures, training workshops, meet & greet with potential employers and a forum discussion with prominent persons in Life Sciences.

The PCDI Postdoc Retreat is a unique career development course in the Netherlands. As it is exclusively open to postdocs and final year PhD students in Life Sciences, you can expect tailored activities, immediately relevant to your career stage. Over 900 early career scientists already took part in the PCDI Postdoc Retreat, including more than 85 participants from NGI-centres.

Funding for 50 NGI postdocs/PhD students to attend
The Netherlands Genomics Initiative wants to actively encourage her young researchers to participate.  NGI will sponsor participation for the very last time, up to a maximum of 50 sponsorships of the registration fee (max 5 per centre). This NGI funding will be assigned on a first come first served basis. NGI sponsored participants of earlier editions of the PCDI Postdoc Retreat cannot reapply for NGI funding for 2013.

NBIC is one of the NGI Centres. If you want to make use of this opportunity to apply for a NGI-sponsored seat, please fill out the registration form attached and mail it to Before sending, it should also be signed by the director of the NGI Centre (Ruben Kok for NBIC).

Registration closes on 19 February 2013 or whenever the maximum number of participants has been reached. So register NOW!