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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. 

In 2019 PhD Career Day will take place on Nov.14th in Vandrehallen at AU.

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 2018, 19 companies were represented while around 175 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.


14.30 - 15.00Company presentation
15.00 - 17.00'Meet the companies' - Your opportunity to talk to the companies

Thank you and goodbye


Below you can see the companies who are participating in PhD Career Day 2019. We will continually update this page as companies sign up. 

  • AH Diagnostics
  • ALK-Abelló Nordic A/S
  • Arla Foods
  • Bain & Company
  • Danmarks Nationalbank
  • Danske Bank
  • Danske Commodities 
  • Eriksholm Research Centre, Oticon A/S
  • Grundfos
  • Høiberg
  • Kamstrup A/S
  • Netcompany
  • Novo Nordisk
  • Patrade A/S
  • QIAGEN Aarhus
  • Teknologisk Institut
  • Terma
  • Vestas Wind System A/S

Other associations

Below you can see the associations who are participating in PhD Career Day 2019. We will continually update this page.

  • The Junior Researcher Association
  • Dansk Magisterforening     -    Dansk Magisterforening is a labor union who offers tips for pay negotiation. They will be at your disposal at PhD Career Day 2019 and ready to answer questions such as: How much can I expect to get paid? How do I negotiate? What more than pay can I negotiate about?


Want to know more?

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

Company registration for 2019 is open. Deadline October 31.

Student registration

Students registration for 2019 is open. 


Photographer: Lars Kruse