Courses for competencies

Core competencies for PhD candidates and postdocs

Young researchers are the future scientists solving medical healthcare problems of tomorrow. Radboudumc has defined a set of core competencies for PhD and postdoc candidates as a guideline for professional career development.

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Core competencies for PhD candidates and postdocs

During their training, PhD and postdoc candidates are expected to become independent researchers skilled in (financial) project management, policy/decision making and management. These types of transferable skills stand candidates in good stead not just for an academic career but also for the professional job market beyond the university setting. 

Self-assessment tool

Collectively the university medical centres designed a competence model as a self-assessment tool to help you further develop yourself, and to recognize acquired competences.

PhD Compentence Model: Link

Types of core compencies

  • Research skills and knowledge
  • Responsible conduct of science
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Professional development
  • Leadership and management
  • Communication
  • Teaching
  • Radboud specific
For each type of compencies we offer a number of courses if you feel that you use some extra training to enhance these skills.

Courses for competencies and transferable skills

Have a look at the courses on offer for PhD candidates at Radboudumc.

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