written by Erlis Themeli on 29 September 2016

We have kept you waiting quite a bit for more information, but as of today the programme is published and registration has started!

Keep on reading to find out more about the programme, timetable and Supervisor of the Year-award.

Already figured out what workshops you’re interested in? Go and register by pressing the button below!

Once you’ve registered, feel free to show your enthousiasm by inviting your colleagues down the hall to join, tweeting about it (@nationalphdday/#nationalphdday) and joining our facebook-group (facebook.com/nationalphdday)!

Registration for National PhD Day →

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written by Erlis Themeli on 22 September 2016

Yo Phd,

EPAR would like to welcome all PhD students at the Erasmus University for our LinkedIn Photoshoot/Social Drinks Event on October 4, 16.30h at the Erasmus Pavillion on Woudestein Campus, organised together with Young@EUR! For the event we have hired professional photographers who can take your picture, perfect to put e.g. on your faculty’s staff website, your LinkedIn profile or your personal/publications page.

With the new academic year just underway, we’re especially welcoming all new PhD students and would like to take the opportunity to introduce EPAR to all our new colleagues. So join us on the 4th of October and besides getting your picture taken—and free drinks—meet and get to know all your fellow PhD students and other colleagues from the EUR!

EPAR has a new board and we hope that many of you show up for our first event this academic year!


written by Erlis Themeli on 19 August 2016

Are you ambitious, smart and creative? An independent worker with strong analytical skills? And a professional who can be resolute and adaptable at the same time and knows how to prioritise?

Chances are that you have been able to answer most, if not all, of these questions with ‘yes’. Did you know that these skills already meet half of the requirements to start a career as a strategy consultant? Have you ever considered working in this sector?

Consultants are hired to solve complex challenges for their clients. They give objective advice using their strong analytical skills. This is exactly the kind of professional challenge that matches the PhD profile! Not your scientific experience is needed for this job, but your all-round PhD skills. Read more.

But what is it actually like to work as a strategy consultant? And would you feel at home in the environment that consultants operate in?

You would probably like to find out more before taking the step to send in an application.

Then this is your chance: to support you to discover whether there is a consultant in you, PCDI has jointly set up a masterclass with Gupta Strategists, especially for the PCDI network!

Gupta Strategists is a small strategy consulting firm operating in the Health Sector. From the challenges health care institutions and providers face to assignments for private investment companies, working at Gupta Strategists means making a relevant contribution to a sector with a high societal impact.

Do you think working as a consultant matches your ambition? And would you like to find out more about what it is like to work for Gupta Strategists? Then make sure not to miss the opportunity to get invited to the dedicated event we are organising on Saturday 22 October 2016!

Take note: the Gupta Strategists Masterclass not only enables you to gain unique insights into working in consultancy for the Health Sector, it is also an excellent occasion for Gupta to meet potential strategists!

For more information about the professional challenges Gupta Strategists offers PhD graduates visit the Gupta Strategists page on the PCDI website.

The department of Social and Behavioral Sciences of Erasmus University College (EUC) invites applications for a Tutor in Quantitative Research Skills.  Erasmus University College is the international honour’s college of Erasmus University. It was established in 2013 and offers intense multi-disciplinary education.

The position of Quantitative Research Skills Tutor involves leading weekly tutorials that are part of the following bachelor-level courses:

  • Research Methods and Design;
  • Basic Statistics;
  • Intermediate Statistics I, and;
  • Intermediate Statistics II.

Three out of these four courses make use of flipped classrooms, where students watch online lectures, collaborate in online discussions, and engage in exercises in the classroom with the guidance of the tutor. Tutorials focus on the application of content taught in the (video) lectures and are done in groups of max. 12 students. In addition to leading these tutorials, tutors are expected to assess and provide feedback on students’ assignments and to grade exams.

Length of contract:          1 August 2016 – 31 May 2017 (possibility of extension)


  • Strong background in quantitative research methods and academic writing
  • Understanding of bachelor level statistics (e.g. ANOVA and multiple regression)
  • Experience with SPSS
  • Have completed a bachelor study
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • Teaching and research experience is a big plus

Contract: 0,5 FTE as a Teaching Assistant. We prefer candidates who are currently a student at the Erasmus University Rotterdam to apply for this position, but welcome any applications.

Applicants who have queries about the position or who would like to apply should contact Vera Schölmerich  (vera.schoelmerich@cantab.net). Please include a CV and short motivation.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

written by Erlis Themeli on 23 June 2016

Please register before 12 July at http://goo.gl/forms/bLDeSOALs6a7H39H3.

BBQ 2016