Jakarta – BRIN Public Relations. As a continuation of the Post-doctoral and Visiting Researcher program as part of the Mobility of Research and Innovation Talents, the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) held the first series of seminars on Post-doctoral and Visiting Researchers entitled BRIN Talent Scouting, Wednesday (02 /03). Through this seminar, all Post-doctoral and Visiting Researcher candidates, who have previously been declared to have met the administrative requirements, are given the opportunity to present their portfolios and previous research achievements. In addition, the candidates are also given the opportunity to submit plans for research activities to be carried out at BRIN.

The Post-doctoral and Visiting Researcher program is a mobility-based capacity building program for researchers outside BRIN with certain areas of expertise, eligible for both Indonesian citizens and foreign nationals, to collaborate in research, development, studies, and/or application of knowledge and technology together with BRIN researchers at research facilities existing at BRIN.

Director of Talent Management, Raden Arthur Ario Lelono, in his directives, said that this seminar is an opportunity given to candidates to present information about research activities they have carried out in the last 5 (five) years. On the other hand, the research groups at BRIN also have the opportunity to learn more about the candidates’ portfolios, and at the end of the event, a research group can propose candidates that are deemed most suitable to collaborate with in their research activities. “Through this program, there will be many post-doctoral and visiting researchers who can join research groups at BRIN to collaborate and strengthen research and innovation growth at BRIN,” said Arthur further.

This seminar is a good opportunity for BRIN researchers to get to know and identify potential post-doctoral and visiting researcher candidates to strengthen their research groups. In this seminar, members of research groups are given the opportunity to ask questions and discuss with candidates about their portfolios and research activity plans.

The discussion is moderated by the Ad-hoc Team from the Directorate of Talent Management comprising expert researchers, representatives of all research organizations within BRIN. At the end of the seminar, a research group may propose candidates they are interested in to be part of their research activities to the Directorate of Talent Management.

This seminar is the first in a series of seminars which will subsequently be held every Tuesday and Thursday, during March and April 2022. In this first series of seminars, there were ten candidates from various fields of expertise such as biology, energy conversion, sociology, religion, politics, geotechnology, and transportation technology. The discussion session in the morning was moderated by Maxensius Tri Sambodo, Ph.D from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Organization, while the discussion session in the afternoon was moderated by Arianto Budi Santoso, Ph.D. from the Earth Science Research Organization. Subsequently, there are still hundreds of post-doctoral candidates and visiting researchers from various fields of expertise, such as education, health, molecular biology, animal husbandry, agriculture, pharmacy, environment, economics, and so forth, who will appear in subsequent seminar series. (pfd.snd/ed.yt)