Professional and personal development


Thanks to IBEC’s interdisciplinarity, the most recent technical and technological approaches developed for research in biology and the biomedical sciences are available. Young researchers can acquire experience and practical training day-to-day in both the classical approaches and new methodologies in imaging techniques, nanomaterials technology, nanofabrication, biosensors, biosignal interpretation, lab-on-a-chip approaches, and many more.

Outside the lab, IBEC offers the following opportunities for personal and professional growth to all researchers and staff:

Training Catalogue 2017

Our Training Catalogue is a brief summary of the training courses offered at IBEC.

Training at IBEC aims to develop internal talent and offer a wide array of courses designed to meet the needs of IBEC’s scientists and staff across all career stages and disciplines. It complements their expertise with the continuing development of transferable skills and competencies that can help them to be better prepared for today’s rapidly changing environments, thus ensuring that are given the opportunity for professional development and for improving their employability. Specifically, IBEC aims at preparing them to deliver brilliant research while giving them the opportunity to make the next steps onwards in their careers.

| Past courses

| Please contact the HR unit at cmari@ibecbarcelona.eu to find out about future training courses.

IBEC Mentoring Programme

The IBEC Mentoring Programme is conceived as a career development tool for postdoctoral researchers at IBEC.

Each postdoctoral researcher (mentee) participating in the programme will be assigned a Mentor. Mentors will support postdoctoral researchers and will share their experiences as highly qualified scientists, as well as giving guidance and knowledge not only about IBEC but also about their particular scientific fields. The range of benefits for the mentees will range from sharing the mentors experiences and benefitting from his/her knowledge, to counselling to develop their qualification profile, establishing contacts, gaining access to the networks of mentors, or receiving feedback to facilitate self-assessment and to fully develop their career.

IBEC Seminars and PhD Discussions

Our regular IBEC Seminars invite top names in bioengineering and nanomedicine from all over the world to help keep us up-to-date on the state-of-the-art of research in the field. IBEC seminars also offer the opportunity to network and discuss recent developments, fostering internal and external interaction and opening doors to future collaborations.

IBEC researchers also have the chance to learn from their colleagues at the PhD Discussions series of talks and skills sessions. These provide a forum for students to present the results of their research and discuss them with each other, as well as with more experienced researchers. Outside speakers are also invited to help IBEC’s students in their career development by delivering talks on complementary skills such as entrepreneurship and career mobility.

| Visit our calendar for forthcoming IBEC Seminars and PhD discussions sessions.
| Receive e-mail notifications of IBEC events: contact vleigh@ibecbarcelona.eu
| Watch videos of IBEC Seminars

Training for PhD students

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Besides the mandatory doctoral courses offered by the universities, IBEC offers several training courses specifically devoted to PhD students and early postdocs, covering such topics as scientific writing, how to publish in high ranking journals, preparing a PhD thesis and presentation skills in English. The institute also holds an annual symposium on a different scientific theme, as well as hosting and organizing several other project-based or general scientific meetings and workshops throughout the year.

| Find out more information about Doing your PhD at IBEC.

Placements in other institutes

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As part of their training, young researchers are encouraged to perform research placements in other centres, and there is a special funding programme for this purpose. Placements take place in any of the many institutions with which our researchers collaborate, including but not restricted to centres linked to IBEC by strategic research agreements or funded exchange programmes such as Marie Curie or Networks of Excellence.

| Please ask your group leader for more details.

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