A new Mentor Program for Academic Career Training for young Researchers
The disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy launches iMPACToR 2021, a mentor program to support young researchers in their academic development through a personal mentor, network program and a seminar series. The program has run for two years now: a pilot program during 2019 within four preclinical department; and from 2020 available to all departments from MedFarm to participate.
The Mentor program will focus on researchers at the earlier phases of the career, before holding a position as tenured academic teaching position (before senior lecturer). The call is aimed at researchers who are either new group leaders/PIs and/or those who have started to establish their own research profile but are not yet established PIs.
The number of participants will be limited to 30-35 participants, and the selection will be based on motivation and merits. Mentors and mentees will be from different departments.
The program will start middle of February 2022. It will consist of individual meetings between mentees and their mentors, and of seminars, organized by iMPACToR, on several subjects, such as recruitment procedures, university structure, leadership and coaching, and other aspects of how to build your academic career.
We welcome applications through https://doit.medfarm.uu.se/bin/kurt3/kurt/38272 no later than January 13, 2022.
Laia Caja Puigsubira, iMPACToR Coordinator