Written by Olga Pougovkina You hear a lot about the value of transferable skills that are acquired during a PhD. These skills are not directly related to the research topic. Instead, these can include project management skills, working...
5 Pieces of Advice for doing a PhD
Written by: by Nazma F. Ilahibaks'You're going to do a PhD after your masters,' my Master's program coordinator proudly announced during a lecture. 'Hell no!,' I thought. Three years later, I find myself finalizing the Regenerative...
How to overcome the imposter syndrome and make career progress - A researcher’s perspective
Do you often feel like an outsider in your workplace, not competent enough for your job? Did you just get that long-awaited promotion that you feel you do not deserve? Has your research landed in a high-impact journal through ‘sheer...
Landing a PhD position: 4 ways to get one
By © Nazma Ilahibaks, 2022 Do you want to pursue a PhD, but you don't have any luck landing one? Are you catching yourself scrolling through endless pages of PhD job positions on job boards? Are you applying to different PhD...
Smart working or work from home – 4 tips for making it actually smart
Written by Martina Stella For some of us it was already an available option, for others it sounded like a bridge too far. Some like it while others hate it: working from home. However, we can be sure that with the disruptions currently...
5 questions to nail during a job interview
Written by Olga Pougovkina Great news! You got contacted by the recruiter for an interview after sending your CV. This brings you a step closer to the position that you really want. You are excited and nervous because the stakes just...
7 tips for new PhDs for a (successful) PhD
Written by: Martina Stella, PhD student As a PhD student in my fourth and hopefully my last PhD year, I’ve written down 7 tips that will help you to successfully manoeuvre through your PhD. Before you keep reading, first a necessary...
How to write the perfect application letter
Written by: Michelle Schoenmakers Probably the most challenging part of applying for a job, is writing your application letter. This letter gives you the opportunity to stand out amongst dozens of others, elaborate on your CV and most...
Tips for effective communication
Written by: Olena Husak If you decided to pursue a career in life sciences you most likely on the way of getting your bachelor’s/master’s or PhD’s degree. Or maybe you are already beyond these stages and you are working in some...