Postdoc program

Postdocs are offered a tailor-made program to meet their specific research and career perspectives. Radboudumc as well as Radboud University organize a number of dedicated courses, workshops and other activities which are specifically of interest for postdocs.

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Most of the courses offered within our graduate school and Radboud University are also open for postdocs.

Radboudumc Postdoc Council

The council is a source of information regarding postdoc-related issues. In addition it creates a platform to facilitate discussions amongst postdocs and promotes local collaboration and networking opportunities.

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Judith Ariens

Postdoc & Career Office
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dr. ir. Clasien Oomen

Postdoc & Career Office
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Postdoc phases


For starting your postdoc period at the Radoudumc.

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For your professional and personal development.

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End of contract

For completing your postdoc period at the Radboudumc.

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Additional information

Marie Curie Skłodowska Fellowships

Are you a postdoc or almost graduated PhD candidate looking to give your career a boost? Then an individual fellowship abroad might be of interest to you.

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Are you in need for a confidential chat?

Our confidential advisors and confidential contact persons will be happy to help you.

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

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Scientific integrity

We believe that scientific integrity is the backbone of research.

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A vibrant workplace dealing with stress

At Radboudumc, you work in a dynamic and innovative working environment that offers you a lot but can also be demanding at times. It also requires us to keep an eye on our own performance, pay attention to our colleagues, and continue to make time for our passion and inspiration: the focus on the human scale.

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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.

Working at Radboudumc

On this page our people explain what working at Radboudumc means to them. You can also find all necessary information concerning terms and conditions of employment, facilities and opportunities, international office and more.

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Broaden your network


The POSTDOCNL platform has been initiated, with the goal of uniting and representing postdocs from all backgrounds and knowledge institutions in The Netherlands. POSTDOCNL will serve as an advocate for postdocs since there are many postdoc-related issues that our mission is to improve.

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Eurodoc is the European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers. It is an international federation of 28 national organisations of PhD candidates, and more generally of young researchers from 26 countries of the European Union and the Council of Europe. visit website