The West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) is organising the second Early Career Personal Development Course at the University of Ghana from January 14-17, 2020.
Application Deadline: December 2nd 2019
About WACCBIP Early Career Personal Development – WACCBIP
The University of Ghana proposed the establishment of the West African Center for Cell Biology of Infectious Pathogens (WACCBIP) at Legon in response to the World Bank’s call for proposals for African Centers of Excellence. The proposal was led by the Department of Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology (BCMB) faculty and the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), sponsored by University of Ghana Computer Systems (UGCS) staff.
The World Bank accepted the proposal for the establishment of WACCBIP in November 2013 after two rounds of evaluation, including review of the written proposal and a site visit to evaluate the existing infrastructure and interview the project leader. The World Bank then committed $8 million to support WACCBIP through a funding agreement with Ghana’s government.
WACCBIP Early Career Personal Development – WACCBIP
The four-day course is open to early-career scientists (1-3 years post-PhD) carrying out active research in any institution in West Africa.
This intensive course, designed for post-doctoral fellows, research fellows and early career lecturers in biomedical sciences and related academic disciplines, aims to give an overview of many of the areas that affect young researchers ‘ professional development, including personal development, education, science management, research group leadership, mentoring, approaches
The course will be led by Course Director, Professor Keith Gull (Oxford University), along with the Cornell Medical School, Oxford Brookes University, WACCBIP Faculty and other leading institutions.
Limited places are available on the course. Interested persons should send applications in PDF to [email protected] by 5.00pm GMT on December 2nd 2019. Successful applicants will be notified soon after this date. Applications must include:
- a short CV (max one page) which includes a description of your current position and the name of your current supervisor or Head of Department who has agreed to your attendance if selected.
- A short personal statement (max 200 words) explaining how you hope to benefit from this course and why it is appropriate for you.