Career development post-docs

Our aim with this website is to inform you as a post-doc at Leiden University rapidly and efficiently about the various services offered by the University in the area of training and careers advice. We will update the website regularly with new information.


Post-docs are very important for Leiden University.  At the same time there is an awareness that the position of post-doc holds limited prospects of a permanent position in the academic world since there are more post-docs than there are vacancies for permanent employment at Dutch universities.  In the long run, only a small percentage of staff progress to a permanent academic post.  It is therefore important that you develop a broader perspective.  The University recognizes the need for this and intends to pay more specific attention to careers advice and training to improve your position on the employment market, both within and outside the University.

Last Modified: 27-04-2011