Dear IFBA Certification Program Participant,
You have been invited to take part in the International Federation of Biosafety Association’s all-new 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:
- Biorisk Management
- Biological Waste Management
- Biocontainment Facility Design, Operations, and Maintenance
- Biosafety Cabinet Selection, Installation, and Safe Use
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.
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.
Click here to be a Mentee (English online application)
Click here to be a Mentor (English online application)
If you are having technical difficulties applying online, please call the IFBA Secretariat (+1-613-231-8555) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to receive an offline form. You may submit an offline form via email or fax (+1-613-231-3970) to the IFBA Secretariat.
Si vous voulez participer dans le programme français, s’il vous plaît envoyez un courriel à email@example.com pour des formulaires d’application.
The deadline to apply for the IFBA Global Mentorship Program is March 1st, 2019.
If you have any questions about the IFBA Global Mentorship Program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.