Job Market for Young Researchers 2018

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Career management

Job Market for Young Researchers 2018

Block your diary and join us on Tuesday 27 March 2018 (12pm-6pm), Gent ICC (International Convention Center) for the career event of the year!

The Afstudeerbeurs again organises an exclusive Job Market for Young Researchers targeted toward doctoral students and postdocs. This cross-disciplinary career fair, hosted by AUGent and the Doctoral Schools provides a unique chance to meet in a single afternoon 80+ companies in person, build networks, practice and sharpen interview techniques, and collect valuable industry and company information.

Please visit the website of the Afstudeerbeurs for further details and register NOW!

CV analysis: free, but please register

Simultaneous to the job fair CV analysis is being offered. Unfortunately spaces are limited, so do not postpone booking your 20-minute face-to-face consultation with an expert. Take advantage of this unique opportunity!

Having received confirmation upon registration, you will be able to log in and arrange a CV analysis by careers advisors from Ghent University, Ghent University TechTransfer, VDAB, Aligno Loopbaan in Actie, Vlaamse Overheid, Make me Fly, Ignace Dewaele, ACLVB and Focus Research. Do not forget to upload your CV beforehand, and make sure to also bring multiple paper copies to the job fair!

IMPORTANT NOTICE: All CV analysis slots are currently booked. On 27 March drop-in CV consulting for which you do not have to make an appointment beforehand, will be made available in the Bauwenszaal on the 2nd floor of the ICC. Please, keep in mind that these drop-in resume checks will be allocated on a first-come first served basis. Make sure to bring ample copies of your CV.

Workshops & info sessions

The labour market information sessions and job application workshops for young researchers will be organised on the 2nd floor of the ICC. Pre-registration is necessary only for the CV analysis as part of Grow2Excel workshop (limited number of slots available!).

CV analysis also takes place on the 2nd floor of the ICC – in the Bauwenszaal.

List of companies and organisations recruiting among doctoral degree holders

An alphabetical list of all companies attending the Afstudeerbeurs can be found here.

The companies interested in hiring, and networking with, doctoral degree holders are:

Ablynx Accent Jobs ACV Oost-Vlaanderen AG Insurance Agfa Healthcare
AIESEC (Gent) *Amaris Amon Consultants Anacura *Atlas Copco Airpower
Barco *Bayer Cropscience Belchim Crop Protection Belfius *Bio Base Europe Pilot Plant
Bpost Brantsandpatents Cegeka *CMAST CNH Industrial Belgium
Colruyt Group *De Verdieping Distrilog Group *Focus Research *Eastman Chemical Company
*Emtex Eures *Euroclear Experis Belgium *FARO, Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed
Federaal Agentschap voor de Veiligheid van de Voedselketen (FAVV) *Flanders Make *FLIR ITS FOD FINANCIEN Go Strange
*Hays imec *Janssen Pharmaceutica Kazi
Lab Support / Valesta *Lauwers & Seutin Fiscale Advocaten Mediahuis Milcobel Co-Searching
Nationale Bank van België Nexios Consulting Group *NextStep coaching *Nokia Pepsico
*pi Life Sciences Pro-Cured *Profacts Provincie Oost-Vlaanderen Quality by Design
Queaso Systems Randstad Belgium Randstad Professionals *SBS Skill BuilderS *Schelstraete Delacourt Associates
*Select HR *Skyline Communications Smals Sociaal Fonds voor de Podiumkunsten SOFICO
*Solvay Stad Gent Tailormade Logistics Teach for Belgium Technical HR Experts
TecQuality *The Future Generation *TomTom U2U Training UNILIN
VDAB VNZ (Vlaams & Neutraal Ziekenfonds) Voka, Kamer van Koophandel West-Vlaanderen VPK Packaging Group
WEP (World Education Program) WIENERBERGER Wolters Kluwer Financial Services Work in Denmark *XPE Pharma & Science
*Synergie Recruitment & Selection

Adecco Personnel Services

Africa Platform of Ghent University Association



Confuciusinstituut Howest




*Luceda Photonics


Randstad Group Belgium



*UGent Postgraduaat Innoverend Ondernemen

*UGent TechTransfer – Tech Lane Ghent Science Park

V.O. Patents and Trademarks





The *-marked companies recruit exclusively among doctoral degree holders and are to be found only on the 2nd floor of the ICC. The other companies are to be found on the ground floor.

Additionally, programme managers and advisers of FWO, BAEF & Fulbright will shed important light on a wide array of academic challenges and opportunities for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

Prepare for the fair

Much like the workplace, the Job Market for Young Researchers provides opportunities first and foremost to those who are driven to succeed. Check out our multi-step plan!

Recognition as transferable skills seminar

Doctoral students who would like to have their job fair attendance recognised as a transferable skills seminar (cluster ‘career management’), are expected to combine their visit to the fair with (registered) participation in at least TWO other activities (workshops, CV analysis...)

Doctoral students visiting the job fair on 27 March, should register with, and pick up further information from, the Doctoral Schools booth which will be set up on the 2nd floor of the ICC.


Gent ICC (International Convention Center), Van Rysselberghedreef 2 (Citadelpark), B-9000 Gent