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Final Report Summary - SIPOD2 (Structural International Post Doc Program 2)

This program is intended to attract scientists from abroad as well as Europeans that have spent a PhD or a 3 years’ experience elsewhere. The fellows participate to a training scheme and have the opportunity to gain new skills in disciplines that are not strictly related to a scientific training (complementary skills).
It is expected that besides offering a good training for a future life of group leaders, this structure gives the opportunity to the Post-Docs to create a network of excellent scientists that will serve them in their future independent careers.
This program encompasses the coordinated action of three major Biomedicine Research Centers in Lombardy:
Istituto Europeo di Oncologia (IEO), Milan, Italy
Istituto FIRC di Oncologia Molecolare (IFOM), Milan, Italy
Istituti Clinici Humanitas (ICH), Milan, Italy
These research centers operate in conjunction with the Scuola Europea di Medicina Molecolare (SEMM) whose aim is to promote the training and research of young scientists within emerging sectors of biomedicine.
SIPOD is designed to attract excellent scientists and to boost their career as post-doctoral fellows towards becoming successful and independent group leaders. SIPOD aims to foster the incoming trans-national mobility and the reintegration of fellows. SIPOD is characterized among others by:
1. Equal Opportunities for men and women, and consideration of career breaks.
2. Higher education program based on five training activities: Patenting, Tech transfer and Licensing; Grants scouting, writing and management; Team leading and Group organization; Translational Research and Clinical Trials; Ethical issues in science.
3. Fostering the career development toward successful and independent group leaders.
Along the 5 years of the project we published 4 calls for a total of 263 applicants and 11 recruited post docs.

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Scuola superiore europea di medicina molecolare


Life Sciences
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