Interactive career day @ Janssen Pharmaceutica


Career management

Target group

Target audience: 70 doctoral candidates (not 1st year), postdocs and professors

Researchers in one of the following disciplines: Oncology (Solid & Haematological Tumors), Immunology (Rheumatoid Artritis, Psoriasis, Lupus, IBD, Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn), Neuroscience (Schizophrenia, Mood, Major Depression Disorder, Epilepsy, Pain, Cognition, Dementia), IDV (HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, Ebola, Zika, Influenza, RSV), Single Cell Technology, Data Sciences/Bio-Informatics, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Veterinary Medicine


Ghent University, Ghent University Hospital and Janssen Pharmaceutica


Career perspectives: learn more about career perspectives and R&D activities at Janssen Pharmaceutica (Beerse). Longer term intent: exposure that leads to ideas and potential future collaboration (e.g., postdoc).

Present your research & networking opportunity: a joint Ghent University - Janssen Pharmaceutica jury will select 15 participants to showcase their research in a 3-minute pitch. All other participants are invited to present a poster. Selected participants will be supported by the university on how to pitch their research (e.g., by providing supportive materials).

Feedback on your research: get feedback from jury (i.e., experts from Janssen Pharmaceutica on your pitch, poster and research)

Award ceremony: the jury will select the 3 best pitches and 3 best posters. These researchers will have an individual session with a Janssen scientific leader in their own field.   


8:00 - Departure Gent Sint-Pieters

9:30 - Arrival in Beerse and registration

10:00 - 12:30 - Morning programme

  • 10:00 R&D@Janssen - Pieter Peeters
  • 10:25 PhD & Postdoc community - Eric Pelkmans, Ellen Brisse & Sofia Jacob
  • 10:50 Career opportunities and development - Karolien Vandeloo
  • 11:10 Doing science in pharma, without being a scientist - Vincent Seynhaeve
  • 11:30 Clinical pharmacology & clinical innovation - Maikel Raghoebar & Bert Hartog

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch break with poster presentations + CV drop off (until 13:00)

14:00 - 17:00 - Afternoon programme

  • 14:00 Research pitches by a selection of 15 participants from Ghent University
  • 14:45 Short break
  • 14:55 Start guided lab tours in building 020
  • 16:00 Drop in poster session, proclamation and feedback
  • 17:00 Departure to Ghent


Interactive career day @ Janssen Pharmaceutica

Date and venue

7 June 2019 - Janssen Pharmaceutica, Beerse

Transport: Bus from Gent Sint-Pieters to Beerse, departure at 8:00 sharp

Registration fee

Free of charge (no show fee applies)

Due to the limited capacity of the event, researchers who register but fail to attend the career day, will be charged a no show fee of €100 (except for valid reasons, e.g. illness with doctor's certificate).


Please follow this link for registration:

Applications for 3-minute pitches are no longer accepted. However, all participants are warmly invited to present a poster.

Doctoral researchers (Ghent University) can include this event in their doctoral training programme (full-day attendance is required).



Evaluation criteria (doctoral training programme)

Full-day presence