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).

Passed events:







Dear postdoctoral researcher,

I am happy to invite you to the second VUB Postdoc Appreciation day. Even though COVID-19 does not permit us to meet and reconnect in person, I do not want this moment to go by without acknowledging all that you do for our VUB community. So I hope you can join me in a digital celebration.

When? Monday September 21st, 2020; from 10am to 12pm

On the menu:

  • 10:00 - 10:10     Our rector, Caroline Pauwels, takes the floor!
  • 10:10 - 10:25     Welcome speech by Vice rector Research: Karin Vanderkerken  
  • 10:25 - 11:00     Interactive discussion on your priorities for the next VUB policy plan
  • 11:00 - 11:30     Thought provoking lecture by Prof. dr. Jean-Paul Van Bendeghem (Philosopher and Mathematician)
  • 11:30 - 11:45     Q & A with Prof. dr. Jean-Paul Van Bendeghem
  • 11:45 - 11:55     Representative of the Postdoc community : looking back, looking forward.
  • 11:55 - 12:00     Closing words and toast on all PostDocs!


Please register for this online gathering by completing this form.
A few days before the event, you will receive an invite to the online meeting.

Looking forward to connecting with you on the 21st!

Karin Vanderkerken
Vice-rector Research