About scientific training at Radboud university medical center

If you want your research to have a significant impact on healthcare, Radboudumc is a great place to be. 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 scientific training at Radboud university medical center

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.

Radboud Excellence Professorships

Radboud Excellence Professorships are intended for researchers who have had a significant impact in their discipline and beyond, and who can be expected to remain active as researchers for several years. The professorships are intended for non-Dutch researchers based outside the Netherlands. read more

Radboud Excellence Professorships

The Radboud Excellence Initiative is a joint enterprise of Radboud University and Radboudumc. Researchers who are established in their discipline may be nominated for a Professorship. Prospective members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative must be nominated by an employee of Radboudumc who has either won a prestigious grant or is a member of an esteemed international organization. Nomination and selection of new candidates take place twice a year. Once nominated and selected, Professors may come to Radboudumc to undertake research for a maximum of six months.

Members of the Radboud Excellence Initiative:
  • receive attractive remuneration or prizes
  • are taken care of from the date they are officially selected
  • receive guidance on all practicalities of moving to and living in the Netherlands from the Excellence Hospitality Team while an interesting and fun social program ensures that they receive the most from this once in a lifetime experience
By the end of their stay in the Netherlands, Professors will find themselves part of a tight-knit exclusive community which fosters interdisciplinary academic curiosity.

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(Junior) Principal investigators

Prominent researchers and lecturers who play a leading role in higher education or the degree programs offered at Radboudumc can be appointed as principal investigators (PI), principal lecturers (PL) or junior PIs or PLs. This designation remains valid for a period of three years. read more

Funding and support

Are you a researcher at Radboudumc and do you wish to obtain a grant, national or international, for your research group or as an individual? To help you get started, we offer an overview of some of the available grants including some funded by Radboudumc. see overview