Ghent University Postdoc Community

Ghent University Postdoc Community is the inclusive community of and for all postdoctoral researchers at Ghent University.

The Postdoc Community is supported by the Career Development Office and its Postdoc Talent Management programme.

Our Aims

  • To create awareness and provide support for proactively developing your own career path
  • To connect you to other postdocs in order to build your network for now and in the future, within and outside academia

In addition, the Postdoc Community is acting as a resonance group on career issues and perspectives of postdoctoral researchers.

Award an appreciation to a postdoc

Show a postdoc how much you appreciate his or her effort, commitment and contributions!

The postdoc community launched “Postdoc appreciation certificate” as an easy way to give a thoughtful, positive recognition to one (or more) of your postdoc co-workers.

Any staff member can submit an appreciation to a postdoc here


Upcoming event

Lifting your postdoc to the next level: How to become a successful coach?

Practical information:

  • Date: Thursday, December 12th 2019
  • Time: 9.30 - 13.30
  • Location: Kapittelzaal de Abt (Lange Kruisstraat 4, Ghent)
  • Programme:

9.30-10.00: Coffee & registration

10.00-10.10: Welcome (Robin Devroe, Communication officer)

10.10-10.30: Introduction to the coaching role model (Liesbet Boone, HR coach at DPO)

10.30-12.00: Keynote lecture 'Act like a coach" by Paul Van Den Bosch

12.00-13.30: Networking lunch (sandwiches & soup)

Previous event

Kick-off your postdoc

Steering committee

Roles within the PDC steering committee:

Active Faculty Members

General support and liaison with Postdoc Talent Management:

Get involved


Or just drop us an email at  if you have an idea for an event, or if you would like to join our steering committee.