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Working as a postdoc

If you dream of an academic career after your PhD, a postdoc job is the logical choice. This is a temporary position in which you conduct academic research. Every year hundreds of researchers choose to work as a postdoc at Leiden University. In 2015 we had about 380 postdocs working for us.

Collaborate with leading international researchers

Leiden University is one of the world's top universities in leading international rankings. Its researchers are succesful in securing external funding, grants and prizes. Therefore, as a postdoc, you have the opportunity to work with leading international researchers.

Plenty of support

There are more reasons that make the University an attractive place to work as a postdoc. You have plenty of opportunities for internal training, and you'll get support in securing research funding and career guidance.

A sound and inspiring research climate

Leiden aims to provide an ideal research environment for its researchers. We are continually monitoring and improving our research climate. This is why Leiden was awarded an HR Excellence logo.

Career policy

A postdoc job is temporary. Therefore it is extremely important to focus on training and career planning. Our University‚Äôs career policy focuses on retaining the best academics. Read it and find out what we can do for you. 

International environment

Leiden University is an international environment. No fewer than 105 different nationalities work here. If you come from abroad, take a look at the information on our website on living and working in the Netherlands, including information on financial and tax matters. If you are a potential staff member or guest, check the online immigration wizard. It's a quick and easy way to see what arrangements need to be made before you come and work for us. Contact our International Staff Service Centre if you need any help with the immigration process.

Leading Fellows Postdocs Programme

Do you want to gain two years of working experience as a postdoc? Preferably in a challenging, internationally acclaimed and multidisciplinary environment? The Leading Fellows Postdoc Programma provides that opportunity for 9o recently promoted researchers from all over the world, who want to work for Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Centre, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus Medical Centre and Delft University of Technology.

'LEaDing Fellows' is an EU Marie Curie COFUND Programme running from 2017-2022.

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