MDHS ECR Network OGM: Call for nominations

The Early Career Research Network is holding its OGM, which gives you an opportunity to join us!


It’s that time of year again… join your local ECR community! The Early Career Research Network is holding its OGM, which gives you an opportunity to join us!

Are you an ECR?

Membership of the ECR Network is open to any employee of the MDHS Faculty who self-identifies as an ECR, encompassing individuals nearing the completion of their PhD and at the early stages of their research careers (typically levels A and B).

About us

The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences (MDHS) Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network aims to support ECRs to achieve research excellence. The ECR Network is an ECR-led initiative established by, and for, ECRs within our Faculty. The ECR Network facilitates networking, and promotes research and career development opportunities. The ECR Network Committee serves to coordinate the organisation and planning of our activities, and to facilitate communication between ECRs and MDHS leadership. ECR Network Committee members are invited to the Faculty Council Meetings and various other Faculty events and committees, to have our say on ECR matters. The Committee seeks to provide representations from all Schools, Departments and affiliated Institutes within MDHS.

What is involved?

The Committee meets monthly to discuss the organisation of events, opportunities for ECRs, involvement with Faculty meetings and strategy. You are not required to come to every meeting of course (we all have conferences and holidays), but an active role in our activities is encouraged.

Joining the MDHS ECR Network Committee is a great opportunity to:

*          contribute to the Faculty’s ECR initiatives;

*          engage with the Faculty leadership;

*          be part of a like-minded community;

*          broaden your research network;

*          learn from and share experiences with ECRs across multiple disciplines;

*          develop your research career and professional skills;

*          access professional development activities; and

*          be involved in public engagement;

OGM details:

Date: Tuesday 20th of August 2019

Time: The agenda will include formal AGM business from 3.30 – 4.30pm, followed by networking and refreshments.

Location: GM003 Seminar Room, Ground Mezzanine Level, Doherty Institute

Positions available: Male co-chair. If you are interested in the co-chair position, please send a brief (max 150 words) biography to prior to the OGM (by 5pm Friday the 16th of August 2019). We can also put you in contact with the current Co-Chairs to answer any questions you might have before committing.

If you are interested in joining in a more general sense feel free to come along to our July meeting (16th July, 3.30 – 4.30pm) and see what we are all about.

Come along to find out more and meet your fellow ECRs. We look forward to seeing you at the OGM!