Pathways to Careers in MPT Research & Development

The IMPT organizes virtual networking sessions among mentors and trainees to foster the development of next generation reproductive health professionals, including MPT researchers.

Most recently, the IMPT coordinated breakout sessions coinciding with the Annual NICHD Contraceptive Research Branch (CRB) Meeting to allow postdoctoral trainees, graduate students, and undergraduate students to explore different career pathways in the contraceptive field by connecting with experts like agency administrators, health-based entrepreneurs, and more.


Gilead Public Health Research Scholars | The Global Public Health Awards support development of independent investigators from low and middle-income countries with an interest in supporting country driven research priorities to meet sustainable development goals for people infected with or at risk for viral Hepatitis (B,C,D) and/or HIV. Apply before April 15, 2022. Learn more about this opportunity here.

Nominations for WHO Youth Council | The World Health Organization (WHO) wants to collaborate with representatives of health and non-health youth organizations on key health and development issues affecting young people to co-create a comprehensive and inclusive WHO Youth Engagement Strategy. Learn more, and get involved here.

Deputy Director Position at The Well Project | The Well Project is a global leader in ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic, striving to make sure women and girls are included along the way. The organization is recruiting for their new Deputy Director position. Qualified applicants would be passionate about the mission of The Well Project, creative, and motivated. To find out more about the role and apply, visit their website.

Call for new members of IPPF International Medical Advisory Panel | IMAP is looking for new members to join the Panel for the next 3-year term. The IMAP is seeking individuals with medical and technical expertise in SRHR including service delivery, research, health systems, medical standards and quality of care to formulate and disseminate recommendations to the IPPF and other stakeholders regarding best practices in SRHR. For more details about the IMAP terms of reference, eligibility criteria, and how to apply, visit this page.

CONRAD is a non-profit biomedical R&D organization within Eastern Virginia Medical School whose mission is to help improve global health through the development of innovative user-centered technologies and solutions, especially focused on prevention of HIV, STIs, and unplanned pregnancies for women in resource-constrained countries. CONRAD is currently recruiting for a Medical Officer/Lead Clinical R&D Scientist to provide technical leadership, advisory and clinical safety oversight of multiple national and international clinical studies under two new research programs supporting women’s and global health. See the link to apply.

The Male Contraceptive Initiative (MCI) supports the career development of students and research trainees directly through our Success program. MCI accepts applications on a rolling basis for any activity or need that advances the career of a trainee interested in the field of male contraception. Eligible activities include travel grants, digital conferences, workshops, and other professional development opportunities. Contact for questions regarding eligibility and apply here!

The Sci-Founder Fellowship program supports early-career scientists in launching their own companies. This program will be investing $400,000 to each founding team to establish their company and includes mentorship from field experts, as well as access to a network of other scientists kickstarting their own groups. Contact for questions about the program.

The California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) hosted an “STD Expert Hour” Webinar Training featuring IMPT Co-Founder & Director, Dr. Bethany Young Holt, in June, 2021. In this training, titled “New Frontiers in STI/HIV Prevention & Family Planning: The Promise of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies”, Dr. Young Holt covers the global need for comprehensive prevention, the origins of MPTs, and the current R&D pipeline for MPTs, including the latest developments in the field. Click here to access the recording, as well as additional CAPTC trainings.

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