Are you a PhD candidate, postdoc, researcher or (assistant/associate) professor?


And are you exploring your next career step? Discover your options in the Netherlands and become part of the Dutch research community: AcademicsConnected.

Let us help you find your career path and research job in the Netherlands. And make sure you get noticed by the following Dutch research universities, university medical centers and research institutes:

Amsterdam UMC, Erasmus MC, Erasmus University Rotterdam, KNAW, Leiden University, Leiden University Medical Center, Maastricht University, NWO, Open Universiteit, Radboudumc, Radboud University Nijmegen, Tilburg University, TU Delft, TU Eindhoven, UMCG, UMC Utrecht, University of Amsterdam, University of Groningen, University of Twente, Utrecht University, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Wageningen University & Research.

Why doing research in the Netherlands?

  • Excellent research: all Dutch universities are among the top 2% of universities worldwide
  • The Netherlands ranks 2nd worldwide in publications per researcher and citation impact score
  • A broad variety of research subjects: agriculture, behaviour and society, economics, engineering, food, health, language and culture, law, natural sciences
  • Best non-native English speaking country
  • Almost never tuition fees to do a four-year PhD trajectory
  • Dutch innovative top sectors are among the best in the world: agri & food, water, logistics, high tech, energy, horticulture, IT, chemistry, life sciences and creative industries
  • Great place to live and centrally located in Europe

What is AcademicsConnected

AcademicsConnected is a career network to help you and your fellow researchers find your career path and research job in the Netherlands.

On AcademicsConnected you can:

  • Explore career paths for researchers in the Netherlands
  • Take a free self-assessment and get a better understanding of your talents and skills
  • Get new job inspiration with our CV and Research Match
  • Get new research jobs automatically in your email
  • Stay in touch with Dutch university recruiters for new job offers
  • Increase your online visibility in Dutch academia

Explore career paths with the Career Navigator


Choosing your career path isn't always easy. Our Career Navigator can help you! Discover research positions in six sectors in the Netherlands: academia, universities of applied sciences, industry, not-for-profit, government and start-up.

By navigating our interactive career journey map, you will find job descriptions, required skills, career stories and expert advice. Gather all the information you need to make a profound decision about your career.

More information about the Career Navigator.

Reflect on your talents and skills with the Career Reflector


Are you aware of your strengths, weaknesses and preferred working style?

Career success begins with knowing yourself. Our Career Reflector helps you to get a better understanding of your talents and skills. This self-assessment consists of 149 questions. You will be presented two statements and have to choose which one suits you best.

The results give you insights into yourself and makes it easier to look for jobs and employers that fit you as a person.

More information about the Career Reflector.

Find your job with our CV and Research Match

Searching for exciting vacancies is time-consuming. It can now be more manageable with our CV and Research Match.

CV Match
Upload your CV and find out which currently available research jobs match your profile.

More information about the CV Match.

Research Match
Upload your research proposal or a short research abstract and see which vacancies might be a fit for you!

More information about the Research Match.

New jobs automatically in your mail

Looking for an academic position in the Netherlands? Go to AcademicTransfer, the Netherlands' job board for academics, researchers and scientists. Fill in your job search criteria, set an e-mail alert and get new jobs automatically in your mailbox.

We offer PhD positions, postdoc positions, assistant professor jobs, associate professor jobs, professor jobs, research jobs, development jobs and innovation jobs.

More information about the job alert.

Why join AcademicsConnected?

  • Plan your career: explore career paths, take a self-assessment and prepare yourself for your next career step.
  • Connect with fellow researchers: become part of the research community in the Netherlands and learn from other's career steps.
  • Let the job find you: make your CV and profile available to employers, so recruiters can spot you for new positions.

Stay in touch with Dutch academia

Would you like to be found by Dutch university recruiters? Create an account and fill in your personal profile, so Dutch university recruiters will find you in our database and can contact you with new job offers.