Who we are

PCDI staff

 A small, enthousiastic team works together to realise PCDI's aims. This team is supervised by the director, Lilian Menu

For enquiries about activities, collaboration, partnering, consultancy or our website,
please contact us via info[at]pcdi.nl or +31 (0)6 51142615


Visiting address PCDI 

Hooghiemstraplein 51
3514 AX Utrecht
the Netherlands

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Advisory board

The PCDI advisory board consists of distinguished opinion leaders from academia and industry:

Prof. dr Jan van de Winkel (chair)   President & CEO at Genmab
Prof. dr Geert Blijham   Former member regiegroep LSH, former chief executive at UMC Utrecht
Dr Karl Dittrich   Former chair of the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU)
Dr Rob Fastenau   Dean at TU Delft, former executive VP at FEI Company
Prof. Dr Louise Gunning-Schepers   Former-president of Executive Board of UvA and HvA, former president Gezondheidsraad
Dr Ton Rijnders   Scientific Director at Lygature
Dr Pedro Tetteroo   Executive coach, former VP & General Manager at Centocor / Johnson & Johnson

PCDI ambassadors

PCDI maintains close contacts with scientists at knowledge institutes. This allows PCDI to communicate relevant developments and be informed about specific needs or issues experienced. At many knowledge institutes PCDI is supported by local ambassadors: PhD students/postdocs that are actively working on their personal and career development and would like to propagate the importance of this within their local network. PCDI supports them to initiate discussions when opportunities arise.

In november 2015 PCDI encouraged and supported the PCDI ambassadors to unite themself in a national postdoc platform. PostdocNL was born.

PostdocNL serves as an advocate for postdocs in the Netherlands since there are many postdoc-related issues that are in need of improving,  including the limited career perspectives within academia and the support to transition to a career outside academia.

Nowadays PCDI has a close collaboration with PostdocNL and PNN (Promovendi Netwerk Nederland) and their local networks.