20-5-2015 Recruiting the ESRs

Three days, 29 hugely talented candidates from all over the world, 15 positions. The event to find the Early Stage Researchers that will make PRIDE.

From Australia to Germany, from Russia to Ethiopia, our candidates came from everywhere. Out of more than 300 applications we invited 30 very promising candidates for a three day event in Leiden.

On Wednesday night we had general introductory talks about the programme, but also what life as an ESR is like, followed by a joint dinner where candidates and supervisors could engage. On Thursday all candidates gave their talks and answered questions, followed again by a dinner. On Friday we had the interviews.

The outcome has been a success. We were able to fill 14 of the 15 positions straight away, and all candidates accepted. A beautiful start to an intensely connected network!