2020 Edition
17.11.2020 - 18.11.2020
Online Venue
The Convention
What is CARaDOC ?
CARaDOC stands for Careers and Doctors. It is a day of exchange between young researchers (PhD Students and PostDocs) of Paris Saclay University and companies.
After last year’s successful event (J-RED 2019 with 300 participants and 25 companies) and considering the specific circumstances related to the COVID-19 crisis, we decided to have a virtual event on November 18, 2020.
For PhD Students, the time spent at CARaDOC can be bonified into up to 4 hours of ADUM non-scientific training hours.
University of Paris-Saclay

Number of researchers per department in 2019-2020

  • Physics and Material Science
  • Life Science
  • Mathematics and Information Science
  • Engineering
With 275 laboratories shared with the CEA, CNRS, IHES, INRAE, INRIA, INSERM, Onéra, Université Paris-Saclay represents 13% of the French research potential
in Mathematics in the World (ARWU)
Best University in the World (ARWU)
in Physics in Europe (ARWU)
Program / Day 1
NOVEMBER 17, 2020
Workshops and Round Tables
10:00 - 11:30
Workshop: How to get a job in industry after your PhD
Are you considering a career outside academia and want to understand how to market your PhD to employers? However, the transition to other career sectors is not an easy ride. This workshop is designed to help you to understand why and where to focus your energy in order to accomplish your transition. You will learn how to build up your own toolkit to succeed at each stage of the application and how to become and then behave as a leading candidate.
13:00 - 14:30
Round Table: Experiences and advice on launching a startup
Our speakers are investors, startupers, and professional coaches who will share their experiences. They will share with you all you need to know to follow your dreams of funding your own company. What are the risks, what are the benefits, who should be your partners, how to get funded.
15:00 - 16:30
Round Table: Gender equity in big companies and public institutions
Equity between men and women is not the most found word in both academics and the private sectors even in 2020. As this topic is indissociable of building a career anywhere and decisive for the world we are living in, we have invited the CNRS, the UNESCO - L’Oréal Foundation (to be confirmed), and some companies to come and share their assessment of the situation.
Program / Day 2
NOVEMBER 18, 2020
CARaDOC Career Convention
  • After registration on our web, you will be able to create your profile and upload your CV (You can start now!).
  • Registered companies can see the different CVs of participants.
  • Find the companies you are interested in and the time slots of company live presentations you want to see.
  • Check/apply to job offers posted in the platform.
THE D-DAY 13:00 - 18:00
Get Ready to be in a virtual forum, now you can interact with companies of all sizes and fields, from start-ups to multinational corporations.

  • You can follow live presentations of companies and interact with them.
  • You can chat with company representatives and recruiters, chats can be transformed to video calls in one click, so be ready !
  • Companies can also contact you, if they found your profile before the event!
The platform will remain open some days after the event, and you can still have access to job offers, companies will have access to your profile.
PhD & Postdocs