Transition from PhD to Postdoc

PhD-students in Denmark from all universities and fields of study were invited to a one-day seminar about career planning and the transition from PhD to postdoc.
The seminar took place in The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters on Thursday 11 may 2017.


08:45 Registration and coffee

09:15 Welcome and introduction by Nina Lock, Ida Moltke and Rikke Schmidt Kjærgaard, members of Det Unge Akademi (DUA) and organizers of the seminar

09:30 Professor Flemming Besenbacher, chairman of The Carlsberg Foundation: From PhD to postdoc: make the right choices!                                                           

10:00 Associate professor Dorthe Gert Simonsen, chairperson of The Danish Council for Independent Research | Humanities (FKK) and Klaus Ammitzbøll, program advisor at Innovation Fund Denmark: Postdoc funding - opportunities and requirements                                       

11:10 Coffee break

Vice-Dean for Research at Science and Technology Søren Rud Keiding, Aarhus University: Carreer planning by misbehaving?

12:00 Katrine Skeby, researcher at Novozymes: Postdoc - following you heart

12:30 Lunch

13:30 Professor Anne Katrine de Hemmer Gudme, member of DUA: A difficult courtship - or how to play hard to get

14:00 Senior researcher Birgitte Kornum, member of DUA: Translational research into sleep disorders - a winding career path

14:30 Associate professor Hussam Nour-Eldin, member of DUA: Step by step towards an associate professorship

15:00 Discussion and evaluation

16:00 Beer+soda and thanks for coming