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Clear steps in your career Scientific Career Path and Talent Track

We are preparing for the future of science, in which we do justice to the high quality of our scientific work in all our core tasks.

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Clear steps in your career Scientific Career Path and Talent Track

Based on our societal mission, we have the task of stimulating and strengthening the connection between our three core tasks to achieve a significant impact on healthcare. This requires an academic mindset from every Radboudumc professional in everything we do.

Scientific Career Path

Within the Radboudumc we are working on a change in the way we recognize and reward the work of our employees. The aim is to transition to a future-proof and clear profile of the academic employee, where emphasis can be put on one of the three core functions: academic clinician, academic teacher and academic researcher. In line with the Recognition and Rewards initiative, we are in the process of developing academic career paths for our three core tasks.

The first path has been developed and approved for research: the Scientific Career Path. The other Academic career paths with an Education or Academic Healthcare profile are in development and will be implemented in 2024.

Career pahts for research profile

With the Scientific Career Path, we are preparing ourselves for the future of science in which we do justice to the high quality of our academic work in all of our core tasks. In which we take into account different career stages: from PhDs and postdocs to senior researchers and professors. And in which we provide clarity to our researchers about their careers and the support we offer them and their supervisors. (text continues after image)

If we zoom in on the career paths for research profile, that we establish as part of the Scientific Career Path after the postdoc period, we distinguish two directions within the Radboudumc and one direction outside the Radboudumc:

  • Career direction towards research leader: scientists with strong academic ambition and potential, who match the goals of our organization can be offered a clear career perspective through a tenure or career track to grow into a leadership role within academia.
  • Career direction towards staff scientist: to bundle and secure knowledge and expertise and to facilitate more continuity in research groups, a new role has been introduced; the staff scientist. 
  • Career direction to the private or public sector: expertise and skills of PhD scientists are of great value to society. By offering career guidance and providing insight into their motives and using our broad network, we support our researchers in taking a step outside academia.


dr. Dagmar Eleveld-Trancikova PhD

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Hypatia Track

Our Hypatia Track is aimed at excellent researchers who are ready to develop themselves as leaders within their academic fields. This one-year program guides talents towards becoming successful research group leaders.

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Radboud Excellence Fellowships

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is a joint enterprise of Radboud University and Radboudumc. Promising researchers who have completed their doctorate between two and twelve years at the point of nomination may be nominated for a Fellowship.

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The Grant Support Office provides information and advice on grant opportunities.

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About academic and scientific training at Radboudumc

Do you want your research to have a significant impact on healthcare? Patients and their quality of life are of utmost importance to us and all of our efforts are focused on improvement and innovation.

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About academic and scientific training at Radboudumc

Why do research at the Radboudumc?

  • A combination of life sciences, health sciences and clinical practice, with an impressive infrastructure comprising of three research institutes and cutting edge technology centers.
  • An environment focused on cross-disciplinary research divided into research themes where the main aim is to achieve relevant translations to care and cure solutions and so have a significant impact on healthcare.
  • Researchers at all levels are given a tailored-made program that includes individual coaching.
  • Plenty of opportunities to further develop your professional competencies by means of talent management programs as well as extra courses in a variety of disciplines.
  • A joint campus with Radboud University, strengthening its position as a research and learning facility.
  • PhD and postdoc salaries are higher compared to many other European countries and the USA
  • Support in finding accommodation and requesting work and resident permits.
  • Advantageous terms and conditions of employment

Why live in Nijmegen?

  • An internationally orientated city with international airports nearby.
  • Ideally centered with cities as Amsterdam, Brussels and Dusseldorf just a few hours’ drive away.
  • Scenic surrounding with the city located beside the river Waal en surrounded by a diverse landscape. 
  • The oldest city of the Netherlands with many social and cultural activities.
  • Excellent public transport and safe bike paths.
  • Holds international sports events such as the International Four Days Marches, the Zevenheuvelen Run, Marieken Run.  

 Why work in the Netherlands?

  • Dutch scientific research is rated disproportionately high internationally.
  • Most people can speak good English, making it easier to communicate.
  • Reduction in tax for immigrants with specialized knowledge. Subject to conditions, candidates can apply for ‘Expatriate status’, sometimes known as ‘the 30% rule’ where the first 30% of your gross income is tax-free.
  • Subject to conditions, 40% tax reduction on mortgage interest rates when buying a house. 
  • In nearly all situations, the partner is also allowed to work in the Netherlands.