The ESMAC community established the “Early Career Network” (ECN) in 2022, to offer a (virtual) network for early career researchers and clinicians within the society. The ECN aims to connect ESMAC members pursuing an academic career, from those in their last year of Ph.D. until those who secured a permanent position.
The ECN has the goal to support, unite, and inspire early career academics. To unite, we organize a yearly in-person network event at the annual ESMAC conference. To support, the event will be followed by webinars throughout the year, centred on a relevant topic for early career researchers. To inspire, you can check out our website, contact us (email@example.com), or join our Slack channel!
To support collaborations, share information regarding funding opportunities and ensure our members are well equipped for grant application and job interviews, we have a (physical) platform to share all this information. This provides a low threshold to learn from those who wrote prestigious grants before you, or find peers who are also preparing for this academic job application. In addition, we aim to support those who are interested in the ESMAC society and conferences, for instance by being mentored while chairing a session or reviewing abstracts. Finally, we think the “early career” phase should be celebrated, and support an early career award as part of our Annual ESMAC meeting.
We are always looking for early career researchers who want to join our network, and warmly inviting anyone to join the ECN. ECN members can join and actively take part in different ECN workgroups (early career award, in-person event at the annual ESAMC meeting, webinars, job network…).
We are also always open to fresh ideas or new members for our ECN board. If you have questions, suggestions or want to join our network: please email firstname.lastname@example.org!
We are looking forward at welcoming you into the ECN and onto the ECN platform!
ECN organizing committee 2022
ECN committee members
Lizeth Sloot (head organiser)
Nathalie De Beukelaer
Tamaya Van Criekinge