Landmine Detection Rat Magawa Received The PDSA Gold Medal For His Life-Saving Work In Cambodia, Making Him The First Rat To Receive A PDSA Award.
Magawa, whose official job title is HeroRAT, was awarded his medal by PDSA’s Director General in a special virtual presentation.…
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Early Career Researchers Development Programme
If you are enthusiastic to develop your career in pest research and become a part or one of us, SPMC is your home. We recruit 5-10 self-motivated and highly talented graduates each year to learn and work with us on voluntary basis. This group of graduates ‘The future generation Albert Einsteins of Pest Research and Technology Development’ are trained on all aspects of research and technology development. As part of this endeavor, we support them in developing competitive proposals for MSc and PhD fellowships; and make sure they attain these qualifications in part of their evolution to becoming successful and independent researchers. The plan is to retain few ones to strengthen our research team; and link the rest with other relevant research institutions and companies.
Going forward, we aim to transform SPMC to a centre which can attract and support diverse and vibrant researchers. We would like to progressively reinforce our research workforce by recruiting committed and productive researchers through research projects. As such, we will be able to increase the scope of our research and outputs. Our Early Career Development Program will help us attain this.