Transferable skills

In addition to scientific-technical training, IMDEA Water offers its employees useful transferable training for the development of their career, so that the staff acquires the necessary skills, such as:

  • Professional conduct: intellectual property rights and copyrights; through seminars on intellectual property.
  • Communication and dissemination: communication methods and media; through courses on scientific dissemination.
  • Research management: project planning and execution; through seminars on calls and funding opportunities, presentation of proposals, etc.
  • Knowledge base; through courses on CV writing (such as those offered here), bibliographic searches (such as those offered by the FECYT) and writing of scientific articles.

In the following links you can access training resources to improve transversal skills:

  • PIPERS Project Career Kit: Collection of learning resources in different subjects: entrepreneurship, intellectual property, leadership skills, management of the research career, professional development, self-evaluation of researchers, exploitation of research results and work with the industry.
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Euraxess courses

It is recommended to be familiar with ResearchComp: The European Competence Framework for Researchers, defined by the European Commission. It is a tool to help researchers assess and develop their own transversal competences.

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Transferable skills