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Career Development in Glycosciences | Program Overview

The UC San Diego Program for Career Development in Glycosciences has been designed to provide a comprehensive and well-rounded training in glycoscience. The duration of the Program is 1-3 years depending on prior experience. The program has the following general components:

Individual Development Plan
Each scholar will formalize an Individual Development Plan (IDP) in collaboration with their Faculty Mentors to define their professional/career objective(s). The IDP will be reviewed annually to revise goals as needed and ensure the scholar’s research and education plan are on track.

Ongoing Mentored Research Project
Under the direction of the Faculty Mentor, the Scholar will work on a research project in the Mentor’s laboratory.

Achievement of scientific literacy and competence in glycoscience
Scholars will participate in hands-on and didactic coursework. Optional courses in career development skills are also provided.

Networking and Communication
Scholars will have the opportunity to interact with eminent scientists in the field and to exchange information with other scholars through local meetings and national conferences.