PhD candidate Health Economics

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Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


Are you up for the challenge? For the European Commission funded PRUDENT (Prioritization, incentives and Resource use for sUstainable DENTistry) project, we seek to appoint a PhD candidate in Health Economics. The PRUDENT project aims to develop and implement an innovative and context-adaptive framework for optimized financing of oral care. Will you join our team?

Applying quantitative and qualitative methods, as an PhD candidate you will evaluate various oral care financing approaches. You will particularly be responsible for evaluating oral care financing reforms in various European countries, developing a needs-adaptive resource and workforce planning model, and testing deliberative processes for priority setting and resource allocation. You will liaise with internal and external collaborators and take care of relevant administrative matters. The PRUDENT project involves close collaboration with partners and collaborators from several EU countries.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Conduct research regarding various oral care financing approaches, using quantitative and qualitative methods.
  • Manage and carry out evaluations of oral care financing reforms in various European countries, development of a needs-adaptive resource and workforce planning model, and testing of deliberative processes for priority setting and resource allocation.
  • Liaise with and coordinate collaboration with internal and external collaborators
  • Participate in and facilitate regular project meetings.
  • Support the Chair for Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care in all scientific, educational, and administrative matters.
  • Preparation of research results in the form of publications in international journals as well as presentations at national and international conferences.
  • Willingness to write grant proposals.


In addition you possess the profile below:
  • Masters degree (or equivalent) in health economics, health policy, health systems, health services research, health sciences or similar.
  • Excellent skills in empirical health economics methods.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (spoken and written).
  • Strong communication and organizational skills as well as organizational sensitivity.
  • Expertise in oral health care is a plus.
  • Ability and willingness to acquire new skills for research and education.
  • Ability and willingness to work in interdisciplinary and international teams.


The Chair for Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care is at the forefront of leveraging improvement science, health economics, and multi-disciplinary research methods to enable access to good quality oral care without causing financial hardship. The team carries out its activities in national and international research collaborations together with citizens, patients, oral and health care professionals, health care payors, and health policy makers.

Research Institutes
At the moment there are more than 1,300 PhD candidates at our medical hospital. This number includes PhD candidates on our pay roll as well as external candidates (those employed somewhere else but researching on our premises).
  • Radboud Institute for Health Sciences: ± 700
  • Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences: ± 400
  • Donders Center for Medical Neurosciences: ± 200
Read what it is like to do a PhD at the Radboud University Medical Center.

Radboud university medical center is a university medical center for patient care, scientific research, and education in Nijmegen. Radboud university medical center strives to be at the forefront of shaping the healthcare of the future. We do this in a person-centered and innovative way, and in close collaboration with our network. We want to have a significant impact on healthcare. We want to improve with each passing day, continuously working towards better healthcare, research, and education. And gaining a better understanding of how diseases arise and how we can prevent, treat, and cure them, day in and day out. This way, every patient always receives the best healthcare, now and in the future. Because that is why we do what we do.

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Working at Radboud university medical center means that you are ahead of the curve and working together on the healthcare of the future. And there is more. Our secondary terms of employment are impressive. These are fully tailored to you thanks to our Employment Conditions Selection Model. At Radboud university medical center, you will be given trust, and you will take the responsibility to handle everything together. We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 2.789 and € 3.536 (scale 10A) based on full-time employment.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • If you work irregular hours, you will receive an allowance.
  • As a full-time employee (36 hours per week), you are entitled to approximately 168 vacation hours (over 23 days) per year.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. You pay the rest of the premium with your gross salary.
  • You get a discount on health insurance as well: you can take advantage of two group health insurance plans. UMC Zorgverzekering and CZ collectief.
In addition to our terms of employment, we also offer employees various other attractive facilities, such as childcare and sports facilities. Want to learn more? Take a look at the Cao UMC.

Meer informatie

Any questions? Please contact Prof. Stefan Listl by email. Use the Apply button to submit your application.