Develop your Talent

Excellent research depends on people and good teamwork. The Research Office facilitates a uniform MUMC+ talent management system with equal opportunities for all students and academic staff, in every phase of their career.

We think it is important to identify, stimulate and support talented individuals among our students and staff, and provide them the opportunities to develop and excel. The Maastricht UMC+ Schools are the ideal forum for this task.

At the Maastricht UMC+ level we want to create an environment that enables talents to excel. We believe in fair chances for everybody. Our talent policy is aimed at both students and staff and is therefore part of the greater Maastricht UMC+ human resource system, which looks amongst others at recruitment and retention of academic staff in an increasingly global market, tenure tracks, diversity, ageing of the workforce, succession planning and an overall talent policy, aimed at identifying and supporting talented staff at all levels.

What does the Research Office offer?

Our team consists of six people with very different backgrounds, experiences and skills. The range of expertise covered in our team includes career and CV advice, coaching, research talent policy and Human Resources. Our activities include:

  • Individual career and CV advice
  • Support in acquiring prestigious individual grants
  • Managing the Kootstra Talent Fellowship Programme
  • Organisation of workshops, training programmes and courses
  • Supporting Schools to carry out their talent policy
  • Dovetailing different aspects of existing talent policies into one clear overall policy
  • ‘Top-Talent Review’ (the ‘FHML Toptalenten-programma’, organised by Human Resources department)

Research Office Talent Policy contact persons
Talent Policy: Ingrid Leijs
FHML PhD contact person: Hannerieke van der Boom
Individual grants: Marco Berndes
Head of Human Resources Department: Erik Haakma