The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials offers equal opportunities to all participants, fosters the advancement of young scientists, and promotes the integration of women at all educational levels in natural and life science disciplines. The Center makes efforts to support and promote the career development of talented young scientists and women through a range of activities. The main goals of the Center are to:
- Promote and protect everyone’s right to equal opportunities;
- Promote the interest of female students in natural sciences already at the undergraduate level;
- Create a culture and boundary conditions at the workplace to ensure equal career opportunities for parents;
- Disseminate successful measures and promote their implementation, in other units of the universities that form part of the Center and beyond;
- Encourage young female researchers to pursue an academic career and actively help them to overcome existing hurdles;
- Support the career development of (female) PhD students and postdocs and promote the careers of pre-tenured academic researchers;
- Actively support the employment of women at all levels within the NCCR up to the professorial level.
The NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials Faculty Delegate for the Advancement of Young Researchers and Women is Prof. Dr. Barbara Rothen-Rutishauser.
Roundtable discussions are regularly organized by the NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials over lunch to discuss family-work balance and career opportunities.
Childcare in COVID-19 times:
Overview of NCCR equal opportunities programs
Associations and networks
Databases female researchers
Women in Science