Career mentor programme
When looking for the next career opportunity, knowledge of the path you would like to pursue can be crucial to identify the right position and an extended network is a door-opener to get a job. Thus, BRIC is initiating an iMED career mentoring programme, matching mentees among our young researchers with mentors among BRIC alumni and collaborators. Currently, the programme is limited to our iMED students, but in the future we aim to have a mentoring programme for all young researchers at BRIC.
We are looking for mentors to the programme and would like to invite you on board!
The mentee-mentor relationship is a possibility for personal and professional development. As a mentor, the experience will allow you to share knowledge, help another life-science professional and reflect on your own career. You can read more about the programme and sign up to become a mentor below. If you have any question about the role as mentor, please contact iMED project manager Anne Schultz Vognsen.
Who: Potential mentors are BRIC alumni and collaborators from all work areas in Denmark or abroad. It is a requirement that mentors in academia have five years of work experience after obtaining the PhD degree and that mentors from outside academia have 5 years of experience since leaving university. The mentees will consist of iMED PhD students.
When: The mentoring programme will kick-off in spring 2021 and is offered to iMED fellows in the last year of their fellowship. The mentorship will last for 10-12 month and include 3-5 meetings. Meetings can be physical (mobility is the responsibility of the mentee) and/or virtual. A kick-start event for mentees and mentors respectively, will be organized at the start of the programme.
What: The mentee will apply for acceptance to the programme and selection will occur based on their motivation. After selection, the mentee will be matched with a mentor and will be encouraged to contact her/him to explore the match furhter. If the mentor accepts, a one-year mentorship will be initiated.
Why: The mentee-mentor relationship is a possibility for personal and professional development. As a mentor, the experience will allow you to share knowledge, help another life-science professional and reflect on your own career.
How: To become a mentor, please click the button below and fill a short mentor profile description. Before onset of a mentorship, we will provide you with relevant information about the mentorship and a ‘how to get stated as a mentor’ guideline, in order to assist you in your role. We are also looking into the opportunity to have a kick-off meeting with a mentoring-professional for mentors who are about to start a mentorship.
Please contact Anne Schultz Vognsen if you have questions.