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

Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC) Director Transition | RHSC is a global partnership of more than 550 public, private, and non-governmental organizations dedicated to ensuring that all people in low- and middle-income countries can choose, obtain, and use affordable, high-quality supplies and related services to ensure their better sexual and reproductive health (SRH). Their global Secretariat is staffed and managed by PATH, a global nonprofit improving public health. PATH, on behalf of the Coalition Secretariat, is seeking an RHSC Director, who together with the Secretariat and global membership, will advance Coalition goals and priorities under the leadership of the RHSC Executive Committee. Learn more and apply here.


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.


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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