Postdoc Dental Public Health

Postdoc Dental Public Health

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24 Jan 19 Feb Nijmegen

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Job description

The Chair for Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care at Radboud University Medical Center seeks to appoint a Postdoc in Dental Public Health (fulltime, part-time possible) to carry out innovative research to advance evidence-informed public health policymaking for better oral health in poor and vulnerable population groups. Applying quantitative and qualitative methods, you're envisioned to:
  • Evaluate the impact of food policies, digital health innovations, and macroeconomic dynamics (e.g. price inflation) on people's oral health.
  • Assess the needs and preferences for oral health and care from the perspective of citizens and oral health professionals (e.g. by means of conjoint analysis).
  • Quantify financial barriers in access to essential oral health care.
  • Identify drivers and barriers in policymaking to improve population oral health.
  • Engage with citizens, policymakers, health professionals, and health insurers to co-develop innovative strategies for population oral health improvement.
As a postdoc you will liaise with internal and external collaborators, contribute to teaching activities, and take care of relevant administrative matters of the Chair for Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care.

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Conduct research regarding evidence-informed public health policymaking for better oral health in poor and vulnerable population groups.
  • Liaise with and coordinate collaboration with internal and external collaborators.
  • 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.


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)


In addition you possess the profile below:
  • PhD degree in public health, health services research or health economics.
  • Excellent skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods.
  • Fluent in Dutch and English (spoken and written).
  • Previous experience in scientific policy advisory is a plus.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • 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.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

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.
  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.230 and € 5.088 (scale 10) 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.
  • We provide annual courses, both professional and personal.
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.



The Chair for Quality and Safety of Oral Health Care is at the forefront of leveraging health economics, improvement science, and multi-disciplinary research methods to enable access to good oral care for everyone. 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.

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 health and 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.

Read more about our strategy and what working at Radboud university medical center means. Our colleagues would be happy to tell you about it. #weareradboudumc


  • Postdoc
  • Health
  • 32—36 hours per week
  • €3230—€5088 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 177543-P1148042-1


Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)

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