Working in science

A world from which we demand more and more requires people who can make a contribution. Critical thinkers who will take a closer look at what is really important. People who wish to work together with their colleagues and with experts from other disciplines, in an open and safe environment where creativity and initiative are valued. Our modern, sustainable campus is compact and our work environment is informal. This means that your colleagues are all within easy reach, both literally and figuratively. And our facilities offer you the scope to put your ideas to the test and push your boundaries.

You have a part to play

Radboud University contributes to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for everyone. And for this purpose, we require diverse and versatile people from all over the world, who wish to share and expand their knowledge and experience, so that we can work together to fulfil your ambitions as well as our own. There is ample opportunity for development. You will also find that our terms of employment focus on your needs, which makes it possible for us to help you achieve a good work-life balance.


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Impact through research

What is good research to you? For us, this means discovering, digging, collaborating, discussing and inspiring. You can judge us by our world-renowned research facilities and institutes such as the HFML-FELIX or the Donders Institute. But why not simply judge us by our science? By the knowledge we acquire through interdisciplinary collaboration and by the impact this has on humans and the world.

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The open and safe environment at Radboud University is extremely inspiring. I’ve felt totally at home here for over twenty years.
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Hans de Kroon Professor of Plant Ecology and an initiator of the Healthy Landscape Research Consortium Read Hans' story
Because of the interesting research, the constant innovation and friendly atmosphere, I’m excited to progress in this unique environment.
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Nikhil Seeja Sivakumar PhD candidate at the Scanning Probe Microscopy department Read Nikhil's story

Feeling at home at Radboud University

As a new international staff member, you might want some help with your move to the Netherlands and with settling in at Radboud University. We have several services that address the needs of you and your family and help you feel at home quicker. 

Support for international staff

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Get your PhD at Radboud University

Fresh insights lead to scientific progress. This is why we attract about 150 young PhD candidates to our university every year. If you wish to obtain your PhD at our university, your employment contract will include a training and supervision plan. Radboud University has its own PhD policy, which classifies you as a regular staff member of the university.

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HR Excellence in Research

Radboud University believes in the importance of labour market transparency and strives to improve this for researchers through open recruitment, an accessible work environment and plenty of career opportunities.

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Radboud Excellence Initiative

Through the Radboud Excellence Initiative, scientific talent from abroad can be nominated for a fellow- or professorship at Radboud University. This programme offers attractive conditions and you will become part of our thriving academic community, gain access to our great facilities and receive plenty of support for you and your family.

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Create your own career

Radboud University gives you plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents, follow a training and realise your ambitions. We reimburse 50 to 100 percent of the costs of training courses as part of your career development. Read more about our possibilities for personal development

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View our academic job opportunities

View our academic job opportunities