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01/29/04

EMBO launches new portal helping to ease life scientists' careers

This week EMBO launches its new online Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy (LSMC). This web site service is designed to give researchers worldwide fast access to information on mobility within Europe. It offers searchable information on grants, fellowships, awards, workshops and practical courses in the life sciences. Furthermore, it hosts a page advertising scientific vacancies Europe-wide and provides useful background information on other career related issues. http://mobility.embo.org

"We designed this resource to encourage research scientists to display greater mobility and to help ease mobility to and within Europe. The retrieval system is tailored to meet the user's needs as accurately as possible. In that respect the Life Sciences Mobility Consultancy service helps researchers to quickly find funding opportunities, training programmes and open positions. It also serves as a one-stop-shop of respective information," explains Sabine Rehberger-Schneider, EMBO's Mobility Consultant. "The service of the LSMC is open to all scientists. Furthermore, we are also planning to provide verbal and written advice on finding transnational funding sources," she adds.

The portal also provides a scientific partner search database inviting all interested scientists to post their research profile. The participation and contribution of users is welcomed. Submissions of experience reports on mobility are collected under a section called 'Submit your story' and will be presented under each country, respectively. Moreover, a very complete collection of links to other relevant websites is presented such as other jobs and grants databases, life science organizations etc. There is an opportunity to rate the links and other information with polls provided, asking for the users' opinions.

The LSMC also links to the EC pan-European Researcher's Mobility Portal. The European Commission, DG Research, supports this project financially within the Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources Programme under FP 5.

Source: Eurekalert & others

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