eLife News: early careers

eLife News: early careers

  1. Inside eLife: A message from our Early-Career Advisory Board

    April 11, 2017

    ‘It’s time to change what we value in science’ At eLife, we’re working to create a more positive publishing experience that will, among other things, support early-career researchers and help them navigate their increasing hurdles and receive the recognition they deserve. Made up of graduate students, postdocs, and junior group leaders from across the globe, the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group is a driving force for this change, committed to guiding the direction of the journal and helping us achieve our goal to re-shape science publishing. In our latest video, their message was loud and...

  2. Webinar report: Advice for new faculty

    April 04, 2017

    In the second #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers discussed how to handle the challenges involved in setting up your first laboratory. You can watch the full webinar here : Moderator: Babak Momeni, Assistant Professor, Boston College and member of the eLife early-career advisory group. Speakers: Lilach Sheiner, Royal Society of Edinburgh Personal Research Fellow, Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow; Scott Dixon, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Christopher Hammell, Associate Professor, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. **** Becoming a group leader comes...

  3. Inside eLife: Attend our webinar April 26: Engaging with wider audiences

    April 03, 2017

    Time: Wednesday, April 26 | 16:00 - 17:00 BST "Science isn’t finished until it’s communicated. The communication to wider audiences is part of the job of being a scientist, and so how you communicate is absolutely vital.” – Professor Sir Mark Walport, Chief Scientific Advisor to the UK government (2013) From giving talks to writing papers, communication is part of a scientist’s everyday life. Succeeding as a scientist means being an effective communicator too, and it is perhaps more important than ever that scientists feel equipped to reach out and engage with new audiences. Early-career...

  4. Webinar report: The push for mobility

    March 06, 2017

    The first #ECRwednesday webinar of 2017, held in partnership with EU-LIFE, covered the topic of mobility: why should you move to another city or country for your career, and what are the challenges involved? Nearly all researchers move institutions at some point in their career, and it is increasingly common to spend some time working abroad. But it’s a big decision to make the move. This week's speakers included: Jeanne Salje, Group Leader, MORU/Oxford University and member of the eLife early-career advisory group, Francesca Spagnoli, Group Leader, Max-Delbrück-Center for Molecular Medicine, Germany; Verena Ruprecht, Group Leader, Centre for Genomic Regulation, Spain; and Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, University of Cambridge, UK.

  5. Inside eLife: 2017 travel grants for early-career researchers: Now open for applications

    February 09, 2017

    eLife increases support for early-career researchers in the new edition of its travel grants programme After a successful pilot programme in 2016, eLife is extending the funding for the scheme that rolls out this year. We continue to invite applications from early-stage researchers on eLife papers for funding towards presenting their work at a meeting of their choice. In 2016, the programme supported 10 early-career researchers, who attended scientific meetings to present and discuss their work with leading scientists in their fields. We received very positive feedback, as the majority of...

  6. Inside eLife: Early-career researcher travel grants 2017 – terms and conditions

    February 09, 2017

    eLife supports early-career researchers by helping you to get the exposure and recognition you need, especially among leading scientists in your field. In this spirit, we have introduced a travel grant programme whereby the early-stage researcher on an eLife paper may be funded to present their work at a meeting of their choice. Available awards Awards of up to $1,000 will be granted to assist researchers with costs associated with presenting their work at a scientific meeting to which they are required to travel. Application deadlines as well as the dates the results will be announced for...

  7. #ECRWednesday webinar series resumes with new themes for early-stage researchers

    February 03, 2017

    eLife hosts a programme of monthly webinars for early-career researchers in life science and biomedicine as a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career. This programme of free, online events, which takes place on the last Wednesday of every month, resumes this year with discussions on the push for mobility, advice for new faculty, and communicating your research to wider audiences – helping all early-stage investigators to make the most of their research career. The community behind eLife – including the research funders that support the...

  8. Webinar report: How to get an independent position

    December 07, 2016

    November’s #ECRwednesday webinar asked three early-career scientists to share their experiences of applying for their first independent positions. You can watch the full webinar here : Moderator: Melissa Gymrek, Assistant Professor at University of California, San Diego and member of the eLife early-career advisory group Speakers: Megan Carey, Group Leader and HHMI International Early Career Scientist, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Lisbon; Gunther Hollopeter, Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Medicine at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and Emmy Verschuren, FIMM-EMBL...

  9. Webinar report: What’s the deal with preprints?

    November 03, 2016

    The first of our monthly #ECRwednesday webinars explored the advantages of preprints. Moderator: Emmanuelle Vire, Junior Team Leader at University College London and member of the eLife early-career advisory group. Speakers: Jessica Polka, Director of ASAPbio and visiting postdoc at Harvard Medical School; Buz Barstow, Burroughs Welcome Fund CASI Fellow at Princeton University; and Nikolai Slavov, Assistant Professor at Northeastern University. For decades researchers in physics and maths have been posting their latest research paper on a preprint server called arXiv.org at the same time as...

  10. News for early careers: Giving early-career researchers the floor

    August 12, 2016

    We are launching a new programme of monthly webinars to give early-career researchers in the life and biomedical sciences a platform to share opportunities and explore issues around building a successful research career.