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Young parents measure

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Maternity & young parents measure

The measure is funded by the NCCR Chemical Biology and can be implemented in 2 different ways within the limits of the allotted budget:

  • Maternity leave replacement measure
    Female scientific NCCR members (PhD students, postdocs, scientists, technicians and PIs) can be replaced during maternity leave by a technician, for a total period of 6 months. The technician is hired up to full-time. The time period allotted includes the 4 months maternity leave (16 weeks) plus 2 months distributed as best suited before and/or after the maternity leave.
  • Young parents measure
    Young father or mother who may want to work part-time or take an unpaid leave after the birth of their child can, with the approval of their PI, ask the support of the NCCR to cover the percentage of activity change by hiring a technician/student for 6 months. This measure is renewable.

Interested candidates should submit their request to the NCCR Office.


SNSF Flexibility grants

Funded by the SNSF, Flexibility grants are aimed at postdocs and doctoral students who have to look after children at an important stage in their career and are in need of more flexibility.

The grant can be used in 2 different ways:

  • To cover the external child care costs (up to an upper limit) and/or
  • To finance the salary of a support person, allowing the grantee to reduce his/her work quota to a minimum of 60%.

More info on the SNSF website.