Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS)

About Radboud Institute for Health Sciences

The Radboud Institute for Health Sciences (RIHS) aims to improve clinical practice and public health by:

  • providing evidence about the efficacy and efficiency of existing and new tests, treatments and policies as well as innovative modes of health care delivery
  • training young researchers in the methodology to obtain such evidence
  • developing new methodologies for improving research programs in this field

Generally speaking, the biomedical sciences can be broadly stratified into two areas:

1.    Deterministic research into biological mechanisms; scope of the Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences (RIMLS)

2.    Probabilistic research that provides frequency-type data (evidence) about such mechanisms (our scope).

Where the RIMLS typically uses objects such as cells or mice for its research, the probabilistic research at the RIHS typically deals with groups of people, both real people as well as simulated people in model situations. The groups of people are patients (in clinical situations) or part of the general population. Through these groups of people, evidence is obtained about the relation between a determinant and an outcome.

More information about the institute and its themes is available on our website

Job vacancies

The RIHS offers ample positions for talented and ambitious new colleagues. There are frequent job openings for talented researchers, technical personnel and students alike.

Hypatia Tenure Track Grant

A significant impact on healthcare is at the core of Radboudumc. It is, of course, far from the only institution seeking to achieve this. What sets Radboudumc apart is its level of commitment to selecting the best people and supporting them in order to achieve its vision. To demonstrate this, the medical center awards the prestigious one million Euros Hypatia Tenure Track Grant, to attract the most talented scientists.

RIHS website

For more information on working at RIHS, jobs, internships, awards and much more, visit the RIHS website


Scientific director             

Bart Kiemeney PhD

+31 (0)24 3092136 

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