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Amsterdam Physics & Astronomy Career Day 2021

The 8th edition of the ‘Amsterdam Physics & Astronomy Career Day’ is coming up on 29 October 2021.

For whom?

  • MSc Physics and Astronomy students
  • PhD researchers, junior PDs


  • Career orientation (academic and non-academic)
  • CV coaching and workshops

By whom?

  • Amsterdam Physics & Astronomy alumni – working inside and outside of academia
  • Amsterdam Physics and Astronomy staff





10:00 – 10:05

The organizers

Welcome and Introduction


10:05 – 10:50


Nathalie Degenaar – Anton Pannekoek Institute

Academic Job Market (and How to Apply for Stuff)

10:50 – 11:00



11:00 – 11:45

Pieter van der Hoek – Work Environment Support Officer (WESO)

Student’s perspective

11:45 – 12:30

Julian van Velzen –

Personal Perspective: Quantum Technologist

12:30 – 13:00

Lunch Break





13:00 – 14:30

CV Workshop


14:30 – 15:15

Catia Silva –

Personal Perspective: Data Scientist

15:15 – 16:00

Bas Gobets – Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC)

Personal Perspective: Clinical Physicist


Friday 29 October 2021, online via Zoom.

Speaker Biographies

Nathalie Degenaar is a staff-member of the Anton Pannekoek Institute for Astronomy, specialising in X-ray astronomy and studies of black holes and neutron stars in binary systems. She holds a prestigious Vidi Programme grant from NWO and was previously Marie Curie fellow at the University of Cambridge and held a NASA Hubble Fellowship at the University of Michigan. Nathalie completed her MSc and PhD in the Anton Pannekoek Institute.

Bas Gobets studied physics and obtained a PhD in Biophysics, both at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. After a post-doc at the Image Science Institute at the UMC Utrecht he was trained as a Radiotherapy Medical Physics Expert (MPE, Klinisch fysicus Radiotherapie) at the AMC in Amsterdam. He is currently a Radiotherapy MPE in the Radiotherapy department of the LUMC in Leiden and Reinier de Graaf Gasthuis in Delft. He lives In Leiden with his wife (also a Radiotherapy MPE) and their two children (not (yet) Radiotherapy MPE’s).