PhD Career Day


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 2016, 15 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.


So far the following companies have signed up for PhD Career Day 2017: 

  • Novo Nordisk
  • Teknologisk Institut
  • Høiberg
  • Patrade A/S
  • COWI
  • Grundfos
  • Chr. Hansen A/S
  • Science for Society
  • ALK Abelló A/S
  • Vestas Wind Systems A/S
  • Danske Commodities
  • QIAGEN Aarhus
  • Randstad
  • Netcompany
  • Chr. Hansen
  • Foodjob Nordic
  • Orifarm Group

Participating companies 2015-16 

  • ALK-Abelló
  • Arla foods
  • AU CEI & TTO
  • COWI A/S
  • Fertin Pharma
  • Foodjob
  • Gomspace
  • Grundfos
  • Maersk Line
  • Netcompany
  • LEGO
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Patrade A/S
  • Randstad
  • Systematic
  • Teknologisk Institut
  • Terma A/S

What to know more?

We will continually update this webpage as we move closer to PhD Career Day 2017. But do you want to know more, feel free to contact PhD Career Consultant, Jane Midtgaard Madsen or PhD Career Consultant, Vibeke Broe

PhD Career Day 2017

Date: 16.11.2017

Time: 14.30-17.00

Place: Foyeren, iNANO, Gustav Wieds vej 14 (building 1590), 8000 Aarhus  



14.30 - 15.00Company presentation
15.00 - 17.00'Meet the companies' - Your opportunity to talk to the companies
17.00Thank you and goodbye


Company registration

We have opened up for company registration for PhD Career Day 2017. Sign up below and we will contact you with further information. 

Student registration

We have opened up for student registration for PhD Career Day 2017. Sign up below or read more about this year's event in our Event Calendar.