Early Career Researcher* Conference 2021 – w/c 28 June

Early Career Researcher* Conference 2021 – w/c 28 June

Online bite-sized sessions

Further details in the event flyer here.

Showcasing the latest research and innovation with a selection of Early Career Researcher (ECR) presentations and posters, opportunities to network across disciplines and a chance to explore the wider world of Environmental Biotechnology in context, this is certain to be both absorbing and enlightening. Keep connected to the latest developments in Environmental Biotechnology with EBNet this summer.

Last year we went online for the first time with a packed 2 day programme of talks and posters. Over 80 attendees enjoyed the benefits of keeping up-to-date with the latest happenings in EB from within the UK and across the world. This year the format will change to reflect the times. Our week-long conference will feature discrete sessions conveniently spread throughout the days for you to access. Poster and presentation content will be made available in our password protected areas. And we intend to integrate posters within the schedule to give more prominence to projects underway which await results, so that our ECR membership can connect at an earlier stage with peers.

Ready for more responsibility? We are looking for more ECR Scientific Committee members this year to share the work of chairing sessions. Each 90 min session will need a steady-hand. Could you introduce speakers, keep them to time and help us choose winners for the “best in session” prizes? Buff your CV with experience and prestige – email Angie and Louise with “ECR Scientific Committee” in the subject line to volunteer.

Join us in 3 simple steps:

First – REGISTER. We need to know you are interested! (If you have not already joined the Network as a member, please do this too.)

Second – send us your ABSTRACT. This is 300 words to let us know what you are up to. Remember to tell us if you want a poster presentation or a 15 minute platform presentation. After the closing date (14 May), we will sort and select sessions based on your abstracts, then get back to you with your position in the agenda. Anyone not selected for a platform/poster presentation must provide a short 2-3 ‘Networking video’ to introduce yourself and your work to our ECR community; this is entirely optional for those selected to do a platform/poster presentation. Have a look at our course if you haven’t done this before and please note that you do not have to film yourself if you don’t want to.

Third – in advance, SEND US A COPY of your poster, presentation or networking video. We need to get this uploaded and ready for the event. (And also act as your back-up in case of any IT issues on the day).

All updates and changes, including the AGENDA and and any changes to the deadlines, will be posted here and also advertised in the EBNet monthly newsletter. Find the flyer here.

NEW THIS YEAR. Based outside the UK? This summer, if you want to participate as a non-UK-based ECR, just register as normal. Being online has some benefits! [The language of this conference is English and sessions will be scheduled according to the local time zone (British Summer Time (GMT+1).]

*Early Career Researcher/Young Professional Definition:
To be considered an Early Career Researcher, you must be an academic/postgraduate/post doctorate in a permanent position in a UK institution. This need not be full-time. Applicants at the time of submission:
1) must have no more than three years’ full-time employment (or the full-time equivalent taking account of career breaks, part-time employment, etc.) at lecturer or equivalent level, and
2) should not exceed 10 years in active postgraduate research studies and postdoctoral research employment.
To be considered a Young Professional, you must have been employed, post-graduation, for no more than 3 years outside academia in some form of R&D capacity.