Welcome to the PostDoc corner!

Being a PostDocs at the VUB, you belong to a very diverse group researchers, which is reflected by the variety of fields in which we work, our different backgrounds and experiences and the various stages in our postdoctoral careers. Yet, we also have a lot in common and deal with similar uncertainties and questions! These pages will help you to find all relevant information considering postdoctoral researchers.

Discover the VUB PostDoc community, a group of enthusiastics PostDocs that reach out to you across faculty borders, departments and research groups. Because interacting at both a scientific and a personal level with our fellow PostDocs offers nothing but advantages; we can share knowledge and expertise, discuss our career path, or simply make friends for life!

The Postdoc community is carried by VUB PostDoc Ambassadors and tries to create a fun and helpful environment both in real-life as online for all VUB Postdocs. Throughout the year several events are organized to co-create our community (e.g., PostDoc table, PostDoc appreciation day). We also have an online TEAMS community to ask questions, help each other, or support each other. If you want to be part of the online community, you can e-mail to postdoc@vub.be.

Currently, we consist of about 16 postdoctoral researchers representing all faculties from VUB. We meet regularly (physically and/or virtually) to exchange ideas and organize inspiring events throughout the year, such as the annual Postdoc Appreciation Day or regular Postdoc lunch table. The aim of the PostDoc Ambassadors is to break down the walls between the faculties, departments, research groups, and the VUB campuses. We want to give the entire PostDoc community a voice and facilitate the integration of new VUB PostDocs. Essentially, we want to create a true community.

To contact: John Lataire (TEAMS) and Stefaan Verhulst (email).

Step outside your natural habitat and join us at the events organized for you as VUB PostDoc. It’s a great way to meet your fellow PostDocs and to broaden your network. Or join our online TEAMS channel (e-mail to postdoc@vub.be to get access).

Past events:







Dear postdoctoral researcher,

I am happy to invite you to the third VUB PostDoc Appreciation Day. We do not want to miss the opportunity to acknowledge all that you do for our VUB community. So I hope you can join me in the digital celebration.

When? Thursday September 23rd, 2021

More information on the 2021-edition of the PostDoc Appreciation Day will be shared with you in due time!

Looking forward connecting with you on the 23rd of September!


Prof. Dr. Karin Vanderkerken

Vice-Rector Research