Setting up an independent research group constitutes one of the most important steps in a scientist’s career. CECAD offers young scientists a creative and inspiring working environment within the field of aging research. The advancement program for individual Junior Group Leaders offers appropriate financial backing for the rapid setting-up of an autonomous research team. Advanced training in specific areas to actively consolidate the new group include, for example, courses in team management, further instruction on obtaining funding, mentoring from more experienced scientists and regular and intensive interaction and discussions with other Junior CECAD Group Leaders.
The retreat was designed to cover different key areas of information for Junior Group Leaders:
They listened to scientific talks, learned more about support structures for scientists at CECAD, and discovered career strategies.
A day of packed information was followed by an evening of good food and mutual exchange.