Applications are invited for IFBA Global Mentorship program
The IFBA Global Mentorship Program is a worldwide initiative to support and sustain the international biosafety and biosecurity community. Mentor and Mentee pairs are matched based on region and professional discipline to encourage locally relevant professional guidance in any and all IFBA Professional Certification domains, including:
Mentor and Mentee pairs are brought together to discuss regional and global issues and opportunities pertaining to biosafety, biosecurity, and biorisk management. Mentees will receive guidance in obtaining IFBA Professional Certifications and other career developing skills, and mentors may put their experience towards renewing their existing IFBA Professional Certifications!
The IFBA Global Mentorship Program is currently available in English and French* languages, although you are encouraged to collaborate with your Mentor or Mentee in any shared language you want!
*Pour plus d'informations sur le programme français, consultez l'informations ci-dessous.
What We're Looking For
IFBA Global Mentees should:
Have, or intend to obtain, their IFBA Biorisk Management Professional Certification
Participate in education or professional experience in applications of biosafety, biosecurity, and/or biorisk management
To apply, Mentees should fill out the form linked below, including a recent copy of their CV/resume, as well as have a letter of reference sent by their referee to the IFBA Secretariat. Examples of referees include employers, academic supervisors, etc.
- Biorisk Management
- Biological Waste Management
- Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations, and Maintenance
- Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, and Safe Use
IFBA Global Mentors should:
Have at least two (2) valid IFBA Professional Certifications, including Biorisk Management
Have engaged in at least 3-5 years of professional practice related to the fields of biosafety, biosecurity, and/or biorisk management
To apply, Mentors should fill out the form linked below, including a recent copy of their CV/resume, as well as have two letters of reference sent by their referees to the IFBA Secretariat. Reference letters should reflect candidate's abilities in interpersonal skills and leadership abilities. Examples of referees include employers, academic supervisors, etc.
How to Apply
Fill out one of the forms below to start your application. Submission of reference letters may be sent by your referee to the IFBA Secretariat.
To be a Mentee (English online application) go to https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/P3CsF5
To be a mentor (English online application) go to https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/szCsFc