In a sure sign that my time as a PhD candidate in Amsterdam is running out, a job ad looking for my successor are now out and about.You can still apply for another month, until the closing date (15 July).
Giving birth to a brainchild on the scale of a PhD thesis is never easy, but I can assure you that circumstances here are better than in many other settings I could think of. To a significant extent, this is due to the fact that PhD candidates in the Netherlands have traditionally been viewed as junior academics with salaries, rather than mere students. (The only downside is that you won’t be eligible for student discounts.)
If you’d like to know more about what it’s like to do a PhD in this setting, drop me a line or two with your main questions.