What PCDI has to offer PCDI activities

PCDI stimulates the broad professional and career development of Early Career Researchers (ECRs) who are (about to) have a PhD in order to get the most out of their potential. To reach her goals PCDI organises activities such as:

  • The PCDI Retreat, a three-day intensive conference on broad professional development
  • The PCDI-course Employability Outside Academia
  • Short workshops on career development
  • Individual coaching

PCDI also regularly organises other activities, such as company visits and masterclasses, to learn about potential employers and enlarge your network. 

What PCDI has to offerPCDI activities provide insights into what it takes to develop yourself to a science professional both inside and outside academia and also facilitates this development process. 


Our activities are exclusively open to postdocs and final year PhD students. Our target group is ECRs in Life Sciences and Science | Technologies | Engineering | Maths (STEM). Since a few years we have also served those in Social Sciences and Humanities.


Our activities attract professionals from all over the Netherlands. We also regularly host participants from abroad.

  • Information and registration info for PCDI events can be found in the menu on the left.
  • Check our calendar for upcoming career development activities across the Netherlands.