Professional Development

Biomedical research requires a competent workforce able to fulfill diverse roles, ranging from doctoral-level investigators who develop research programs to bachelors/masters-trained technical staff who support this effort, as well as clinical fellows and scientists who apply new knowledge to drug/clinical paradigm development, and individuals with a high level of scientific training to effectively fill key administrative roles.

The Professional Development and Education (PDE) core’s statewide impact is substantial, supporting efforts throughout Delaware that inspire students to pursue a range of biomedical careers and providing the training needed for them to effectively enter the pipeline to Delaware’s biomedical workforce.

There are a host of opportunities for researchers, post-docs, graduate students and faculty members to refine and develop skills to increase not only professional capabilities but also those of your group, department or institution. Leadership development and skill-based programs are available through a variety of sources and Delaware INBRE’s goal is to provide a place to begin to locate these sources or to find new sources that will further enhance those skill sets.

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Student Travel Award Request

The Delaware INBRE Travel Award is supported by the University of Delaware INBRE Office in order to enable undergraduate and graduate students affiliated with DE-INBRE to attend a conference/symposium.  Continual professional development is essential for students. It also affords opportunities for presentations within in a professional setting, as well as opportunities for networking and exposure to the latest academic research.

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2023 / 2024 Professional Development Workshop Application for Funds

Delaware INBRE is soliciting applications for funding to support professional development workshops and seminars. To be eligible, the workshop/seminar must be for graduate students or postdoctoral/clinical fellows working on problems relevant to biomedical research, the life sciences, or human health disciplines. Faculty members, students or other groups, departments, or organizations can apply for this funding.

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Applied Bioinformatics Online Certificate

The Online Certificates are offered as a graduate level program ideally suited for working professionals and students interested in fields where systems biology, biomedicine, precision medicine, health informatics, and data science intersect. Building on the core curriculum of UD’s Master’s and PhD bioinformatics data science degree programs, the Online Graduate Certificate will allow students to gain core competency in data science for real-world applications ranging from genomics to pharmaceutical, health informatics, and biomedical research. No previous programming or database experience is required but a familiarity with molecular biology and statistics is recommended.

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Training and Career Development Resources for Postdocs and Early Career Scientists

View resources and trainings for career development geared towards postdocs and early career scientists provided by NIGMS

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Clearinghouse for Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility

View a NIH developed video training to help enhance data reproducibility

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myIDP: Individual Development Plan

Explore career possibilities and set goals

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Delaware Bio Life Science Leadership Series

A monthly series designed to showcase innovation, share leadership best practices, make connections and build community.

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Delaware INBRE LinkedIn Group

Connect to fellow researchers and keep in contact for collaborations and ideas

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Inspiring Women in STEM

Inspirational and informative events giving tips and techniques on career planning and strategic networking

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University of Delaware Professional & Continuing Studies

Programs available on main campus, online and in Southern Delaware

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