Start of your trajectory

Registration

to start with
Registration steps

Things to do

within 3 months
Introduction
Postdoc Development Plan
Mentoring and coaching

Next phases

Next phases

Start of your trajectory


Welcome to the Radboudumc

We hope you will have an enjoyable and scientifically productive time. Your postdoctoral period is a time of growth towards your independent career. Following your scientific career in a large organization such as the Radboudumc needs a little bit of guidance. To help you on your way, please go through the information in the timeline.

Checklist part 1

This checklist is a guideline for the steps to be taken.

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Checklist part 1

  1. Sign your contract at HR
  2. Subscribe for the introduction day for research personnel (3 times a year) via HR officer or OLO (Online Leer Omgeving), and send an e-mail to Postdocoffice@radboudumc.nl
  3. Arrange all important documents, badges, introduction to facilities, et cetera via your department
  4. Discuss with your supervisor to which research institute (RIHS, RIMLS or Donders) and research theme your research belongs
  5. Check the agenda of the Radboud Resarch Rounds and Grand Rounds for meetings that are of interest to you
  6. Subscribe for the Research newsletter, the Radboud Postdoc Initiative (RPI) and Grant Support Office (GSO)
  7. Fill in your intranet profile and ask Postbus Web to activate your internet profile (the internet profile will be filled automatically with information available in our HR and Metis systems and with information available on your intranet profile)
  8. Create a ResearcherID and send your information to the Metis contact person (contact information can be found on the linked ResearcherID page)
  9. Read the Personal Development Plan (PDP) information folder (see 'Postdoc development plan' phase within this timeline) and plan a PDP meeting with your supervisor
  10. Check the Radboudumc website, OLO page and PDP information folder for relevant courses and workshops on professional and personal development


Go directly to the other checklists:

RegistrationRegistration steps


Postdoc office

Radboud Postdoc and career office is a contact place for all postdocs and last year PhD candidates. Furthermore, it is a source of information you need to know for you professional and personal development. By sending the office an e-mail you will automatically register for the postdoc e-mail list. e-mail

Complete your profile page on Radboudumc

All our employees have an internal Radboudumc profile page and can have an external Radboudumc profile page on request. read more (intranet)

Create a personal ResearcherID

The Radboudumc expects you to register as a researcher using a unique ResearcherID number. You can create a profile and post a list of publications online using the Web of Science services. read more (intranet)

Things to doIntroduction


Introduction for postdocs

Radboud university medical centre organizes general introduction days for all new employees. For the research personnel there are three so-called Radboud Orientation Program for Postdoc days.

  • Postdocs who started to work at Radboudumc less than six months ago are welcome to participate in one of three introduction days.

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Postdoc Development Plan


Personal Development Plan (PDP) for postdocs

The aim of the PDP is to stimulate postdocs to be proactive in their own career development and to catalyze the communication with your supervisor. download

Mentoring and coaching


Buddy program

Radboud University offers a Buddy Programme for all new incoming staff members of Radboud University and Radboudumc.

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Buddy program

Radboud University offers a Buddy Programme for all new incoming staff members of Radboud University and Radboudumc.  This programme seeks to facilitate an easy transition for new incoming staff into life in the Netherlands. By being a social point of reference, a buddy plays a key role in helping a newcomer feel at home and welcomed into our community. The buddy may invite the new colleague for cup of coffee, a tour around Nijmegen or show them the social and cultural habits of our country.

Because of the far-reaching impact of the corona measures many of  international students, PhD's and staff, the extra  activity is developed. With the Buddy Box we want to offer international students or staff support in the form of a buddy – someone they can talk to online, to whom they can ask their questions and someone who lets them know that they are not alone. we also ask the buddies to send a shoe box full of fun things you want to share with your match.

You are also welcome to become a buddy to help an(other) international Radboud student or colleague! To sign up visit  the one of abovementioned pages.


Mentoring

The mentoring for postdocs is under construction. It is envisaged to be a voluntary program. The mentor can support and guide you as well as stimulate you to critically look at and reflect upon your learning objectives and outcomes.

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Mentoring

The mentoring for postdocs is under construction.

It is envisaged to be a voluntary program. The mentor can support and guide you as well as stimulate you to critically look at and reflect upon your learning objectives and outcomes. In the context of your personal and scientific development, your mentor could discuss career progress with regard to your specific goals (research and education), ambitions and interests. Confidentiality will be maintained at all times.

In case you are  interested, please contact Postdoc & Career office.


Peer coaching

In a peer coaching group you can discuss your (non-technical) problems or dilemmas in a structured way with peers.

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Peer coaching

Nowadays, the interdisciplinary research involves many different people  with different and requires a lot of communication, sometimes leading to confrontation or disagreement. Working in a new organization or a new group can lead to different situations, where you might ask yourself, if you handle it optimally.  In a peer coaching group (“intervisie groep”) you can discuss your (non-technical) problems or dilemmas in a structured way with peers. This method is often used to reflect on current practices; expand, refine, and train new skills; share ideas and to solve problems in the workspace. Within Radboudumc, existing peer coaching groups are used to optimize the learning process and contribute to reduce the observed stress.

A peer coaching group consists of up to eight postdocs. Each group will receive a training in the methodology (2 hours) once a year. Thereafter, the postdocs are responsible  themselves for the regular sessions (about four 2-hour sessions per year), which will be led by one of the participants. The things discussed in the groups will be strictly confidential, creating a safe environment to share the existing challenges.

If you wish to participate in this pilot, please send an email to Postdoc & Career office.