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2019 Call for Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program

Posted by on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 in Announcements .

Learn more about the 2019 Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Programs.  

These one-year career mentoring programs pair ethnically diverse grad students and postdocs with industry mentors who work at biotech and consumer healthcare companies.

Interested candidates are invited to apply online at Successful student applicants will receive fellowships to attend one of the programs and virtually all expenses for the one-year SMDP are covered. We are now accepting applications. Special consideration is given to how many weeks prior to the April 1, 2019, deadline students apply.

Ethnically diverse university students and recent graduates in technical fields are invited to apply (Hispanic Americans, Pacific Islanders, African Americans and American Indians). To qualify, applicants must be interested in a career in biotechnology, medical technology or consumer healthcare industries and seek to receive career mentoring and training from industry leaders.

Both year-long programs begin with a 5-day training session. SMDP Biotech will be June 1-5, 2019, in Philadelphia and SMDP MedTech will be September 21-25, 2019, in Boston. Participants will also attend a major industry conference.

During SMDP, Scholars will be paired with industry mentors to learn about career opportunities in industry and receive career development coaching. As part of the program, Scholars and their mentors create personalized mentoring plans, which they implement over the course of the year following the training session. The mentor-mentee teams communicate regularly by telephone and email, aided by ICPD staff and the internet-based SMDP Mentoring Portal.

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