We had our recruitment meeting on Friday the 10th of May in Brussels. After screening 373 online applications, we invited 25 candidates for the 10 positions. The event started off on Thursday with an ice-breaker event, where everyone got to meet each other. We hope that created a collaborative and friendly atmosphere for everyone! The interviews the following day were for 18 candidates at the VUB, and another 7 virtually. For the virtual participants, we provided dedicated laptops to make them more involved in the whole process.
From these motivated and excellent people we then had to select 10 to work on the project. This was a difficult decision, and in the end boiled down to who we thought possessed more skills or insights to start the RNAct work more efficiently and quickly.
Thank you to everyone for organising and participating!