eLife News: early careers

eLife News: early careers

  1. Inside eLife: Next three early-career researchers awarded travel grants

    May 22, 2017

    Each will receive a grant of up to $1000 to support their attendance at a meeting to gain exposure and recognition for their work.

  2. Call for nominations to the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    May 18, 2017

    Do you think journals publishing could do a better job? Have you got a view on how your work should be shared, used, and how your field should – or shouldn’t – be moving forward with open science? Still at an early stage in your career? You could help shape the future as a member of eLife’s Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG). A talented group of grad students, med students, post-docs, and junior PIs from around the world, the eLife ECAG represents the needs and aspirations of researchers at early stages in their careers as they help drive eLife’s work to catalyse broad reform in journals...

  3. How to join the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group

    May 18, 2017

    The founding members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group (ECAG) have helped inspire and bring to life a number of valuable initiatives for the early-career community. To help the group to maintain its energy, creativity and diversity in the future, we are implementing a new process that limits the term of group members and invites the broader early-career community to participate in the appointment of new members. Eligibility Members of the eLife Early-Career Advisory Group are scientists who: Are studying or conducting research in the life or biological sciences or related field, as a...

  4. Panel announced for the next #ECRWednesday webinar: How to make your voice heard

    May 17, 2017

    Making your voice heard: Organising and advocating for early-career researchers Wednesday, May 31, 2017 11:00am in New York | 4:00pm in London Join us on Wednesday, May 31, for our next #ECRWednesday webinar. We’ll be hosting a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Our speakers, announced below, will explore examples of where early-career scientists are getting their peer groups together in person and online, how they’re advocating within their institutions, and...

  5. Inside eLife: How to make your voice heard; early-career researchers to tackle organising and advocating at the May #ECRWednesday webinar

    May 09, 2017

    Early-career scientists have a vision for the future that values curiosity over speed, integrity over impact, and diversity, creativity, and reproducibility. And, they’re committed to realising this vision – not waiting for change to happen, but being part of the solution. This message, made clear and repeated in recent years, was also the message of a recent video call to action . On Wednesday, May 31, we’ll host a discussion on making your voice heard; how the early-career community is self-organising locally and internationally to influence the future of research communication. Presenters...

  6. Webinar Report: Engaging with wider audiences

    May 03, 2017

    In the third #ECRWednesday webinar of 2017, speakers shared their experiences of communicating with different audiences. You can watch the full video here : Moderator: Stuart King, Associate Features Editor, eLife. Speakers: Anne Osterrieder, Lecturer in Biology and Science Communication, Oxford Brookes University; John Schell, MD/PhD candidate, University of Utah; Fionnuala Ratcliffe, Research Engagement Manager, Cancer Research UK. Are you interested in communicating your research to members of the public or scientists outside your field? Our panel offer the following pieces of advice to...

  7. Inside eLife: Three early-career researchers awarded first travel grants for 2017

    April 21, 2017

    In the first round of applications for 2017, Douglas Brumley, Ryo Matsuda and Rachel Lowe have been selected by eLife Senior Editors to receive travel grants, based on the quality of the eLife papers they put forward for consideration. The subjects covered in this round were Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Computational and Systems Biology, Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Epidemiology and Global Health, and Human Biology and Medicine. We received over 35 applications for this round and have five more rounds and 17 grants available to award before the final deadline. The...

  8. Inside eLife: A message from our Early-Career Advisory Group

    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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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.