PhD students

PhD and Career Development


Season 8 of the MOOC is over but all the resources and contents remain available, you can register! 


Albert Moukheiber is a PhD of Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychologist and Co-Founder of Chiasma. He has agreed to be the MOOC godfather, and we're very proud!

Click on the button to read the Q&A with our godfather and godmother (only in french).

The Association

PhDOOC ​is an association, constituted under the French law of 1901, whose aim is to train and support PhD students and graduates, and enable the creation of a community. To do this, we have launched the first MOOC in France on career development for PhD candidates and graduates in all fields. Our aim is to create a space dedicated to information sharing, discussion and mutual assistance on this topic.


Many people contribute to the success of PhDOOC:


PhDOOC is run exclusively by its team of volunteers:

  • some of them dedicate time to designing the MOOC (punctual involvement)
  • some others are e-pathfinders, who are involved punctually during the active season of the MOOC, as model participants
  • others promote the MOOC, as ambassadors (punctual involvement)
  • the PhDOOC team members are involved on multiple projects and in the long term

You will find our charter of commitment and the details of the volunteering missions here.



Having a PhD degree opens the doors to a multitude of careers, but many PhD candidates and holders do not know where to start when it comes to getting the right information. They feel isolated and struggle to find time to prepare for their future. There are, however, an increasing number of initiatives designed to help guide PhD candidates and holders in their career development.

Our PhDOOC association offers PhD candidates and graduates a MOOC designed to help them familiarize with the tools and resources available for them online. This tailor-made collaborative initiative allows them to get support from a community of PhD fellows whilst getting the training they need whenever they are free and able.

Our aim is to create a space for finding/sharing and discussing information on post-doctoral careers. We hope that this MOOC will favor the ​creation of a community​ focused on sharing, collaboration and peer support.




PhDOOC would not be able to run its activities successfully without the support of their amazing partners!

They support us financially

Join us as a partner!

If you are willing to learn more about our association,
please fill the form below and we will get in touch with you:



Frequently Asked Questions

In case you have any questions, feel free to take a look at the FAQ list below:

What is a MOOC?

A MOOC is an online training that is accessible to all, and can allow you to take courses with a community of experts and participants.

How can you get a certificate of achievement?

Once you have completed the MOOC and passed all the tests and completed the activities of the learning pathway of your own choice, you will be able to download your certificate of achievement on the MOOC platform. However, please note that you must pay for this certificate, either by being registered with PhDOOC, or through your institution if it has partnered with us.

How can you enroll in and take the MOOC?

You can enroll in the MOOC to follow the upcoming season for free.

The next season will start on January , 2022, but you cannot yet enroll in the MOOC.

A calendar with scheduled live webinars will be posted on the MOOC website, but please note that you can take this training at your own pace. All you need is good internet access!

Once again, our MOOC is free and accessible to all!

How can you become a partner of PhDOOC?

If you wish to become a partner of ours, we invite you to kindly fill this form. 

How can you volunteer with PhDOOC?

There are many ways you can volunteer with us. Volunteers can:

  • either get involved in punctual missions to design some of the MOOC contents and activities, run the MOOC, or communicate about it
  • or work with us in the long term to establish, develop and manage partnerships, budgets, projects or our communication actions.

All these experiences will allow you to gain many useful skills. If you are interested in joining us, please fill this form and we will get back to you.

Any other questions?

If you have any other questions, you can either fill this contact form, or join our mailing list to stay informed of our actions.


We are grateful to all the people who shared testimonies about the MOOC with us!

“𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑖𝑛𝑡𝑒𝑟𝑒𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑒𝑥ℎ𝑖𝑙𝑎𝑟𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑖𝑛 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒. 𝐼 𝑚𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑠𝑎𝑦 𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎 𝑓𝑢𝑙𝑙 𝑝𝑎𝑐𝑘 𝑜𝑓 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑙𝑜𝑝𝑚𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑜𝑠𝑢𝑟𝑒 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝐼 𝑎𝑑𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒 𝑛𝑒𝑤 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤𝑙𝑒𝑑𝑔𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑚𝑦 𝑒𝑥𝑝𝑒𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒. 𝐼 ℎ𝑜𝑝𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑡𝑎𝑘𝑒 𝑎𝑐𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑒 𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑡 𝑎𝑔𝑎𝑖𝑛 𝑖𝑛 𝑠𝑢𝑏𝑠𝑒𝑞𝑢𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑖𝑛𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑛𝑖𝑡𝑢𝑑𝑒.

𝐼 𝑎𝑚 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑛𝑘𝑓𝑢𝑙 𝑡𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑜𝑟𝑑𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑜𝑟𝑠 𝑎𝑛𝑑 organizers

𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐚𝐦𝐬🌹, participant of the sixth edition of the MOOC 𝗣hd and 𝗖areer 𝗗evelopment, season 6 

"𝐼 𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑦 𝑙𝑖𝑘𝑒𝑑 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠 𝑀𝑂𝑂𝐶, 𝑖𝑓 𝑔𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑐𝑜𝑛𝑓𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑛𝑐𝑒 𝑎𝑏𝑜𝑢𝑡 ℎ𝑜𝑤 𝑡𝑜 𝑝𝑟𝑒𝑝𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑚𝑦𝑠𝑒𝑙𝑓 𝑓𝑜𝑟 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑗𝑜𝑏 𝑚𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑒𝑡. 𝑀𝑢𝑠𝑡 𝑜𝑓 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑜𝑠 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑣𝑖𝑑𝑒𝑑 𝑎𝑟𝑒 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 ℎ𝑒𝑙𝑝𝑓𝑢𝑙.

𝐼𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑎𝑙𝑠𝑜 𝑔𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑡 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡 𝑤𝑒 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑐ℎ𝑜𝑜𝑠𝑒 𝑡ℎ𝑒 𝑙𝑎𝑛𝑔𝑢𝑎𝑔𝑒."

✨🤩Feedback from 𝗠𝗶𝗺𝗲𝗻𝗱𝗼𝘇𝗮𝗱🌹, participant of the MOOC 𝗣hd and 𝗖areer 𝗗evelopment, season 6 🤩✨

“𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘐 𝘶𝘴𝘦𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴 𝘐 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘔𝘖𝘖𝘊 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘸𝘦𝘭𝘭-𝘱𝘳𝘦𝘱𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘥. 𝘐 𝘧𝘦𝘦𝘭 𝘴𝘮𝘰𝘰𝘵𝘩 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐 𝘥𝘪𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘦𝘸. 𝘛𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘦𝘣𝘴𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘔𝘖𝘖𝘊. 𝘐 𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘯𝘦𝘥 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵."

𝐇𝐮𝐚𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐠🌹, participant 🤩✨from the sixth edition of PHD And Career Development MOOC🤩✨

“J'ai participé avec plaisir aux deux éditions du PhDOOC ! La première édition m'avait tellement convaincue que j'ai accepté avec plaisir mon rôle d'e-claireuse lors cette seconde édition. Les contenus sont pertinents et m'ont permis de mettre entre autres mon CV à jour et de multiplier les entretiens fin 2017 ! Merci à toute l'équipe de PhDOOC :)”

Manon, participante et e-claireur, saison 1 et 2

“Ce MOOC a été pour moi une lueur d'espoir au bout du tunnel !! J'ai pu me rendre compte que les compétences que j'ai acquises pendant ma thèse peuvent tout à fait être attractives pour une entreprise, j'ai découvert un éventail de métiers plus large que celui que je m'étais imaginé, j'ai appris beaucoup en lisant les expériences et les retours d'activité de chacun, j'ai découvert de nouveaux outils spécifiques pour les docteurs… Je trouve que ce MOOC est très bien structuré ! Au cours des activités (qui sont très ludiques), on se rend compte que l'on construit étape par étape son projet professionnel, et à la fin on se sent plus confiant et prêt à réaliser enfin des candidatures...”

Solaine, participante Saison 5

“Bravo aux promoteurs et organisateurs de ce Mooc. Il fait prendre conscience qu'il faut voir au-delà de sa recherche et anticiper sur la suite. Rien n'est évident, même pour un docteur. Les différentes ressources (documents, liens) sont de précieux secours pour approfondir par la suite. De plus, les remarques et contributions des un(e)s et des autres ont enrichi le sujet...”

JM, participant saison 2

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