PhD candidates RIMLS Graduate School


Welcome!

Our multi-disciplinary approach to research in molecular life science is reflected in our international PhD program. We train junior researchers who have the intrinsic ambition to have a significant impact on healthcare and become highly qualified independent scientists.

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Welcome!

We offer our PhD candidates a  full or part-time interdisciplinary training program that can be tailor-made to meet specific research and career perspectives.
 
During your PhD, you will focus on scientific research culminating in the defense of a PhD thesis, but it is also important to use this opportunity for self-development. Therefore, your PhD training can also focus on research skills and knowledge as well as competences required to take your next career step. The RIMLS PhD program is recognized by the KNAW.

General questions

Margret Achour
+31 (0)24 361 07 07
RIMLS secretariat office

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PhD phases


Keeping on track

for current PhD candidates

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Graduation information

for completing your PhD

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Radboud Da Vinci Challenge

This one-year program for excellent PhD candidates with special professional qualities focuses on participants’ broad personal development. They take part in interesting discussions about fundamental issues under the supervision of top lecturers from various disciplines.

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Frequently Asked Questions RIMLS PhD program

See if the answer to your question is answered here. Otherwise you can contact Margret Achour.

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Frequently Asked Questions RIMLS PhD program

FAQs

30 EC points are required for the completion of the RIMLS PhD program. You can obtain EC points either via compulsory components or elective components, which you can tailor to your individual needs e.g. through following or teaching courses, attending conferences or presenting you work at conferences.

Below you will find some frequently asked questions. If your question is not covered please contact Margret Achour.


  • Why is it important for me to complete a Training & Supervision Plan (TSP)?

    The Training & Supervision Plan (TSP) is an important tool for you to monitor your progress throughout your PhD. It clearly states who you supervisors are, your mentor as well as other important information such as goals to be achieved each year. The TSP is an integral part of your annual appraisal discussions with your supervisor(s) and should be updated on a yearly basis.

    Where can I find the latest forms?

    You should always use the latest version of the TSP forms. They can be found on the download page of the PhD program website: link to Registration Form and link to Progress Form and link to Exit Form

    Do I need to update my TSP every year?

    Yes. Within 8 weeks from the start date of your contract you should submit a completed Form A to the Margret Achour. Annually you should complete Form B (both parts). The deadline for Form B is calculated as 12/24/36/48 months from the start date of your contract. TIP: put a reminder 2 months beforehand in your agenda.

    When should I complete Form C?

    Form C should be completed at the end of your PhD period at the time of submission of your thesis to the manuscript committee or immediately upon premature termination of your project.

    I have decided to stop my PhD what should I do?

    Please inform the Margret Achour of your decision and complete an Evaluation Form.


Junior researcher Radboudumc program PhD candidates

Would you like to do a PhD after you earn your Master’s degree? Our research institutes offer PhD candidates a full or part-time interdisciplinary training program that can be tailor-made.

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Junior researcher Radboudumc program PhD candidates

Radboudumc's vision is to train junior researchers who have the intrinsic ambition to have a significant impact on healthcare and become highly qualified independent scientists. Our research institutes offer PhD candidates a  full or part-time interdisciplinary training program that can be tailor-made to meet their specific research interests and career goals.

During your PhD, you will focus on scientific research culminating in the defence of a PhD thesis. However, we also believe in the importance of self-development. Therefore, your PhD training should focus on research skills and knowledge as well as competencies required to take your next career step, whether in or outside academia.

The PhD programs at our three research institutes are recognized by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).

PhD candidates at Radboudumc will be registered at one of the following graduate schools (each are part of one of our research institutes):

Best PhD thesis RIMLS

The doctoral thesis is a proof of the ability of the PhD candidate to perform independent scientific research. Every year, RIMLS gives an award to the most outstanding thesis.

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PhD Council

Training and Supervision Committee

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