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.

Opportunities

On June 23, 2021, the California Prevention Training Center (CAPTC) is hosting a “STD Expert Hour” Webinar Training featuring IMPT Co-Founder & Director, Dr. Bethany Young Holt. Titled “New Frontiers in STI/HIV Prevention & Family Planning: The Promise of Multipurpose Prevention Technologies”, this training offers 1.25 Continuing Medical Education (CME) units at no cost to participants. In her presentation, Dr. Young Holt will cover 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. There will also be time for a moderated group discussion where participants can pose their questions. Sign up here to join.

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 logan@malecontraceptive.org 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 hello@sci-founder.com for questions about the program.

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