Preparation for Academic Jobs After PhD

Women Researchers in Informatics (WRI) in collaboration with UiODoc are hosting the webinar Preparation for Academic Jobs after PhD. The webinar will be an informative series of talks providing attending PhDs and PostDocs with the means to prepare themselves for interviews for the next positions within academia and beyond. You will also learn about the evaluation process for postdoc and faculty positions, including the interview phase. The webinar consists of two talks and a panel discussion with space for the participants to ask questions.


A sustainable future career is one of the main concerns for PhD students and Postdocs. This webinar aims to give you some general information about preparing yourself for interviews for the next position within academia and beyond. We will then learn about the evaluation process for the postdoc and faculty positions, including the interview phase. At the end of this webinar, we will have the opportunity to share our experiences and ask general or even more specific questions in a panel discussion with the speakers.

The main aim is not to find the right answer to any specific question. Instead, knowing what is to be expected. These talks will help you become the right person for the next positions.

13:00 - 13:10
Welcome by UiODoc

Introduction to Women Researchers in Informatics (WRI)
Toktam Ramezanifarkhani, Postdoc at Department of Informatics


13:10 - 13:40
General Interview
Vivienne Lumayag, Career Center, UiO

Vivienne Lumayag is an experienced career counselor at the University of Oslo. She will talk about what employers are looking for and how you can prepare yourself for a job interview.


13:50 - 14:20
The Evaluation Process for the Postdoc and Faculty Positions
Roman Vitenberg, Professor at Department of Informatics

Roman Vitenberg is a Professor at the Department of Informatics. He has been on 30+ recruitment committees for both postdocs and faculty positions in Norway during the last ten years. Sometimes he is looking forward to quiet periods when there are less recruitment and more research.


14:20 - 14:40
Panel Discussion:
How to do a successful PhD/Postdoc that prepares you for the next permanent positions


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Please note to log in 5 minutes before the start of the talk at 12:55, so we can start smoothly.


UiODoc and Women Researchers in Informatics (WRI)
Published Oct. 28, 2020 8:42 PM - Last modified Oct. 29, 2020 9:57 AM