Interactive Career Day Life Sciences @ Johnson & Johnson

Interactive Career Day LIFE SCIENCES

By J&J in Belgium together with VLIR and the Belgian Universities


Illustration: CAR-T cell immunotherapy


On 22 May 2024, Johnson & Johnson in Belgium (formerly Janssen Pharmaceutica) together with VLIR and the Belgian Universities, organise an interactive career day with an exclusive focus on life sciences. The one-day event combines plenary sessions with a live poster session and a campus tour of the J&J Beerse site.


WHY participate

  • Grasp this exclusive opportunity to learn more about R&D activities at J&J in Belgium.
  • Showcase your research with a poster and represent your lab for potential research collaborations.
  • Receive first-hand information about careers at J&J and learn about J&J’s Talent Acquisition practices.
  • Expand your professional network.
  • And, maybe score a tête-à-tête with a J&J scientist situated within your field of work.

An inclusive company, J&J warmly welcomes a diverse pool of talents.

WHO should apply

Doctoral candidates (> first year) and postdoctoral researchers from the following domains:

  1. Biomedical & medical sciences
  2. Biology
  3. Biochemistry & Biotechnology



Present your research during the poster session, connect with top scientists within your field and perhaps lay the foundations of a new research collaboration.

The posters will be reviewed by an expert jury and nominated for a best poster award. In addition, the top 3 winners will be offered a follow-up meeting, creating the opportunity to build their network and receive mentorship.


PROGRAMME (tentative)

9h30              Welcome

10h00            Keynote speech

10h40            J&J Postdoc & PhD student community in Belgium

11h00             Workshop with Talent Acquisition

12h00            Poster session

13h00            Campus Tour (1,5h)

Speed networking (1,5h)

16h00            Award ceremony

Closing networking reception



All researchers are invited to submit a short, 100-word non-confidential project description + graphical abstract. The template to be used is available as download at the bottom of this page. The submitted entries will be reviewed on the following criteria:

  1. scientific novelty and quality of the project
  2. application potential or relevance of the project in domains within the pharma industry
  • Firstly, register, free of charge, here. Registrations are now closed.
  • Secondly, submit your research project description + graphical abstract via e-mail, using the template (download below) to your university representative, see below.
  • Do not forget to have the project description signed by your supervisor, so he/she is aware of your participation in the event. Ensure that your supervisor is aware of the fact that J&J also is looking for potential academic collaborations. In case the signature of your supervisor or senior academic host is missing on the form, be sure to include his/her email address in cc.
  • Deadline for registration and submission of project descriptions is 21 April 2024. Registrations are now closed. The final posters for the poster session during the Interactive Career Day on 22 May will have to be handed in by 12 May 2024.


UGent: Katrien de Gelder –

KU Leuven: Nicole Wedell von Leupoldt –

UHasselt: Rosanne Ceuppens –

UAntwerpen: Kristien Daems –

VUB: Anne-Sofie Vanhaeght –


other Walloon universities:


In case of questions, do not hesitate to contact your university representative.

Good luck!


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    22 mei, 2024

    PhD postdoc