Development during your trajectory
Further developmentYou have probably realized that time passes surprisingly quickly while doing research. We recommend to think about your personal and professional progress and to check the objectives for the upcoming year.
Checklist part 2
- Search via the website, RPI, PDP information, and via colleagues for relevant courses and workshops on professional and personal development and participate
- Discuss your PDP on a regular basis with your supervisor and bring it to your annual appraisal (‘jaargesprek’)
- Consider applying for career development workshop “The next step in my career” one year before your contract ends
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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.
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 competencies
- Research skills and knowledge
- Responsible conduct of science
- Personal effectiveness
- Professional development
- Leadership and management
- 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.