Biomedicine, society and professional development
Welcome to the PRBB Intervals programme.
The PRBB Intervals programme is an interdisciplinary education programme for professionals working in the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB).
The culture and practice of science today is demanding and stressful, and rarely allows an opportunity for quiet reflection and dialogue. Apart from their research work, today’s busy scientists are engulfed in a constant pursuit of grants, publications and conference presentations.
Although scientists are passionate about science, the current pressured climate gives them few chances to participate in multi-disciplinary discussions about the meaning and implications of their work within the context of the scientific enterprise and wider society. Equally, scientists’ careers follow paths that prioritise acquiring scientific and technical expertise but give little attention to broader career skills, such as leadership, communication, self-management and team work.
It was the awareness of these constraints that led senior scientists, educators and managers in all the PRBB Institutions, to support the development of the PRBB Intervals Programme - an innovative training initiative that aims to break down disciplinary barriers and bridge learning gaps.
The PRBB Intervals programme is funded by the Consorci PRBB for all staff working in PRBB Institutions. Courses are not open to non-PRBB residents.
You can read more about the PRBB Intervals programme here.
If you have any questions or suggestions about the programme please do not hesitate to contact us.
The activities of the Intervals programme currently focus on the following themes:
PRBB residents can register for courses here:
- Theme A: Leadership and career development
Course full: · Peer mentoring scheme (Edition 6: POSTDOCS. 21st February, 21st March and 21st April 201...) Course full: · Job opportunities in science related sectors (10th May 2017) Register here: · Getting the right person for your team (16th & 23rd May 2017) Register here: · Negotiating with confidence, inside or outside science (Edition 1: 13th June 2017) Register here: · Leading for success in science - edition co-funded by the Intervals programme with BIST and CRG* (3rd - 5th ...) Register here: · Negotiating with confidence, inside or outside science (Edition 2: 14th June 2017)
- Theme B: Communication
Course full: · Elevator pitch - express your proposal quickly and effectively (29th March 2017) Course full: · Write it clearly: fundamentals of good scientific writing (8th, 11th, 15th, 18th, 22nd & ...) Register here: · How to design a visually stunning scientific poster (17th May 2017) Register here: · How to write a postdoctoral fellowship proposal (31st May, 2nd June and 7th July. ) Course full: · 10 keys to creating great visual aids for scientific presentations (7th June 2017) Register here: · Explaining your research to ANYONE - inside or outside science (15th June 2017) Course full: · Write it clearly: fundamentals of good scientific writing (Intensive edition: 20th, 21st ...)
- Theme C: Good science, honest science
Course full: · Mindfulness para mejorar la maestría personal (26 de Abril y 3 de Mayo 2017)