A new Mentor Program for Academic Career Training for young Researchers
The disciplinary domain of Medicine and Pharmacy is launching iMPACToR, a mentor program to support young researchers in their academic development through a personal mentor, network program and a seminar series. After a successful pilot program during 2019 within four preclinical department; we now invite candidates from all departments from MedFarm to participate to the second edition of iMPACToR, 2020.
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 in (February) 2020. 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.
Laia Caja Puigsubira, iMPACToR Coordinator