Researchers are often accused of conducting their research in an ivory tower, being isolated from society, and working for the desk drawer. MCC's approach to science and its academic programs go against this stereotype. When scientific research is done well the goal is nothing less than to push the frontiers of human knowledge - if only by the slightest margin - further into the unknown. When scientific research is done well, the researcher is alone in the unknown, far from the colleagues who are most familiar with the subject. The Junior Researcher Program - reinforcing the approach adopted in the MCC Research Center Membership Program - aims to raise trainees’ awareness of the fact that finding a common language to present research results is a challenging task both for researchers and non-specialists. It is therefore indispensable that the new generation of scientists acquires the skills of science communication. MCC not only provides students with a space for professional immersion but, aware of its responsibility, also encourages them to organize scientific life.
How is this program different from the Center Membership Program? At this level, you will no longer have to attend mandatory skills courses and present the current state of your research. In the Center Membership Program you have acquired all the tools you need to start a career in research. Just like the Center Membership Program, this option is open only to those MCC students who have demonstrated exemplary diligence and commitment to research.
Participants in the Junior Researcher Program are expected to be motivated and focused, to maximize their potential and to work with precision. Clear decline in attitude, failure to comply with the rules, or misuse of opportunities entails exclusion from the program.