Jobs for Docs

Target Group

- PhD students & Post-docs in Natural Sciences, Life Sciences & Medicine and Bioscience Engineering

- Alumni PhD's and Post-docs, last 5 years (2010-2015)


You already took one of the most important decisions in life: choosing a suitable study programme.
However actually, or in a certain amount of time, you will be facing perhaps the most difficult and important decision in your life : choosing your next job, being a very important step in your career.
Pharma Support/MedDev Support/Care Support is a headhunting and selection office, specialized in Health Care and Life Sciences. We notice on a nearly daily basis that there is a serious gap between what graduating Phd-fellows/Postdocs know, expect, can and the profiles companies are actually looking for. Therefore many appropriate candidates for certain positions don’t always find the right way to realize their career orientation.

It is Pharma Support/MedDev Support/Care Support’s goal:
-    To help you, making the right decision, based upon your strengths & weaknesses, your wants and needs, matching them with the opportunities and threats of the actual and short/middle long employment market in Belgium and Luxembourg.
-    To get all stakeholders into contact.


First Session = individual in-depth interview with an experienced human resources consultant of Pharma Support/MedDev Support/ Care Support
Duration :  +/- 45’ p.p.

Date: Wednesday, May 21st 2014 From 9.00 a.m. till +/- 5.00 p.m.
Place: Rectorate building, Ghent University, St-Pietersnieuwstraat 25, Gent

Programme of this first individual meeting :
-    Presentation resume by Phd fellows/Post docs/Alumni
-    Presentation of personal SWOT analysis by Phd fellows/Post docs/Alumni (S= personal Strengths, W= personal Weaknesses versus the employment market O= Opportunities, T= Threats)
-    Feedback by Pharma Support consultant + follow up and next steps

Teaching and learning material

Preparation by Phd fellows/Post Docs/Alumni of:
-    Written resume and oral presentation
-    Personal SWOT analysis
-    Career objectives, expectations and perception of the employment market

Number of participants

First session: 30 participants


English or Dutch


45' per person per session

Registration fee

Free of charge for Doctoral School members and Alumni

Registration procedure

Direct registration by submitting your resume & motivation letter to (Inge De Tobel)
Register before Wednesday, May 7th 2014