PhD Career Day

Learn more about your job opportunities in the industry

PhD Career Day is an annual event organised by AU Career PhD & JR where young researchers and companies can meet and network.

The event is open for PhDs and junior researchers from all faculties at Aarhus University with the aim of providing an overview of non-academic career possibilities for PhD students and junior researchers as well as introducing the companies to the talents at Aarhus University.

PhD Career Day is a 3-hour career fair and begins with a short representation of all the participating companies. In 2017, 18 companies were represented while around 150 PhDs students and junior researchers primarily from the Life and Natural sciences participated.

Companies are not required to bring job adverts to PhD Career Day or to be recruiting specific profiles at the time of the event.

We aim to attract a diversity of both companies and young researchers, so all company-types are welcome if they want to know what people with a research background can do for them.

The event is free of charge.


Below you can see an overview of the various companies that have participated in PhD Career Day. 

  • ALK-Abelló A/S
  • Arla foods
  • AU CEI & TTO
  • Chr. Hansen A/S
  • COWI A/S
  • Danske Commodities
  • Fertin Pharma
  • Foodjob Nordic
  • Gomspace
  • Grundfos
  • Høiberg
  • LEGO
  • Maersk Line
  • Netcompany
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Orifarm Group/Viminco
  • Patrade A/S
  • QIAGEN Aarhus
  • Randstad
  • Science for Society
  • Systematic
  • Teknologisk Institut
  • Terma A/S
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S

What to know more?

PhD Career Day 2018 will take place on November 15. We will continually update this webpage as we move closer to the day of the event. If you want to know more, feel free to contact PhD Career Consultant, Jane Midtgaard Madsen or PhD Career Consultant, Vibeke Broe


Company registration

We are now open for company registration.  

Student registration

We have opened up for student registration for PhD Career Day 2018.


Photographer: Lars Kruse