Mentor programme for postdocs

​​​​​​​Registration is open! Apply no later than 22 February 2023! 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The mentor programme offers one-to-one feedback with experienced colleagues in the period 2023 - 2025.
The aim is to support young researchers´ competency and career development and inspire them to a research career at UCHP, hospitals or in the industry. There are 40 mentor-mentee couples in each round.
Structure and content of the programme
Mentorship pairs are put together by consultant Lisa Ott based on individual mentee needs and mentor experience and knowledge.
It is important to ensure a certain organisational distance between the mentee and mentor, and that they are not well acquainted before the mentorship is established.
It is a requirement that mentees participate in a half-day course on the mentor-mentee roles (week 10 and 11). The course is conducted by consultant Lisa Ott who has extensive experience with mentoring in general and for UCPH. Mentors can sign up for a half-day course or have an individual meeting with Lisa Ott (week 11 and 12).  
In the next round of the programme two workshops will take place after the mid-term evaluation in the autumn. There will be one workshop for the participating mentors and one workshop for the participating mentees. The purpose is to allow the participants to reflect on their learning and exchange experiences. This will provide new insights and inspire the participants to structure and make the most of the remaining part of the programme.
The next round of the mentor programme runs formally from 1 May 2023 to the end of March 2024. During this period, it is recommended that the mentor and mentee have six to ten meetings.

Participation requires employment as a postdoc at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

Associate professors and professors at SUND, as well as representatives from hospitals and industry, are invited to participate as mentors.
It is a requirement that mentors who are not employed as associate professors or professors have five years of work experience after obtaining the PhD degree.
Please note that we cannot guarantee that there are mentors to all who register as the programme requires a good match.
What´s in it for you?
Quote from experienced mentor Professor Nicole Schmitt, Department of Biomedical Sciences:

“You may ask yourself how you should find time in your busy schedule for being a mentor? A very relevant question - what's in it for me? Actually a lot. I am a regular mentor in the UCPH programme for assistant professors. Seeing the workplace through the eyes of the mentees made me reflect on my own leadership approaches and gave me other perspectives on UCPH as an organization. Realizing that my questions helped the mentees to develop was very rewarding, both as a professional and as a person. We attend many meetings - these ones really have an impact."​

Sign-up here no later than 22 February 2023