EFMC-YSN Mentoring Programme

In order to inspireconnect and provide opportunities to medicinal chemists and chemical biologists in their Early Career, the Young Scientist Network of the EFMC decided to launch a mentoring programme that will connect motivated students with high-profile mentors.

The mentoring programme is shaped for PhDs (up to 18 months before the end PhD) and Post-docs, who are seeking a career in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology or related fields, either in industry or academia.

Please note that the number of mentees is limited and all applications will be reviewed. Selection will be based on the candidate's motivation and scientific profile.

EFMC-YSN 2021 Mentoring Programme

The Young Scientist Network of the EFMC is proud to announce the succesful launch of its 2021 Mentoring Programme

With 37 mentors and 41 mentees, the first edition started off as a real success, and we look forward to the next steps. 

The programme is composed of four individual meetings of about one hour each, spread throughout 2021. Mentors will provide career advices as well as soft-skills trainings. The main goal is to broaden the perspectives of the mentees and better prepare them to enter the job market.

Mentees have been paired with mentors based on their desired career path, but the committee aimed at promoting diversity when matching the profiles. 

At the end of the mentoring programme, it is expected from mentees to write a short report on what they have learnt and how this experience was beneficial to them. 

Interested to join? The call for the 2022 Mentoring Programme will open in Fall. Stay tuned! 

How to apply?

We invite you to fill the online application form and provide us with the following information.

  • Profile, area of interest and planned career path
  • What do you expect from the mentoring?
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
  • What motivate you to apply?
  • Which soft skills do want to learn?
  • CV (3 pages maximum)
  • List of Publications
  • (Planned) Year of ending your PhD

List of Mentors

For privacy reasons, we cannot display the names of the mentors who are part of the programme but we are proud to announce that more than 30 mentors, coming from all over Europe and with profiles covering a broad scope of research fields in both industry and academia, have accepted to be part of this initiative.

Mentors will be paired with mentees based on the desired career path of the applicant, considering the geographic specifications of each situation, especially for an academic career.