Postdoc Jamborees

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The Postdoc Jamborees are sessions/meetings for the Nikhef postdocs. They are organised by Andrea García Alonso (ATLAS) and Suzanne Klaver (LHCb) (a.k.a. the Postdoc committee, created in November 2021).

The present page contains a summary of the previous editions.

1st Postdoc Jamboree - 20th April 2022

Dinner in Utrecht to meet and know each other.

2nd Postdoc Jamboree - 7th October 2022

Laser tag and dinner in Amsterdam, with discussion about teaching and supervision during the postdoc.

3rd Postdoc Jamboree - 24th February 2023

Q&A session with a panel of staff members from Nikhef and UvA. Answers to doubts related to our careers (teaching and supervising possibilities, advice and information; future career requirements and must-do choices; preparation for next positions, etc.).

Link to the Recording of the session (Passcode: 6!!w4wH5).


14:30 - 14:35 Presentation of the session by Suzanne and Andrea

14:35 - 14:50 Presentation of the panelists

14:50 - 15:05 CV building

15:05 - 15:30 Student supervising and teaching

15:30 - 15:50 Grant application

15:50 - 16:10 Job opportunities

16:10 - 16:30 Personal experiences

(Afterwards there was a glow mini golf activity)

4th Postdoc Jamboree - 16th May 2023

During the 2023 Nikhef Jamboree, we gathered for dinner and commented on the idea of creating contact lists of senior researchers. These lists would be a tool for Nikhef postdocs to seek advice in various situations.

These advanced researchers would agree to be listed on the Nikhef webpage, and postdocs could reach out to them for help with a grant draft or invite them to a rehearsal before a job interview.

The lists would include their names, contacts, and job descriptions to provide insight into their areas of expertise. Even if they are UvA teachers we don't personally know, we could still contact them and benefit from their experience and knowledge.

Before moving forward, we would like to gauge the interest of the rest of the postdocs and to then reach out to Stan and begin an official process.