It’s that time of year again… join your local ECR community!
The Early Career Research Network is holding its third Annual General Meeting, 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).
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;
What/when is the Annual General Meeting?
The primary purpose of the Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be to elect a new Committee for 2018. The Committee is made up of self-nominated ECRs representing the breadth of departments, schools institutes of the Faculty, and consists of 3 Sub-Committees (Events, Sponsorship, and Communications & Outreach.) In addition, the Executive Committee is comprised of 2 Co-Chairs, a Secretary and a Treasurer. An overview of the roles is available on our website: https://mdhsecrnetwork.wordpress.com/committee/
The AGM will be held on Tuesday the 16th of January 2018 in the Sanderson Room, Ground Floor, West Wing, Medical Building, Parkville Campus.
The agenda will include formal AGM business from 3.00 – 4.15pm, followed by networking and refreshments until 5.30pm.
Come along to find out more and meet your fellow ECRs! If you are interested in a role on the Executive Committee, please send a brief (max 150 words) biography to MDHS-ECRnetwork@unimelb.edu.au prior to the AGM (by 5pm Tuesday the 9th of January 2018). We can also put you in contact with the current Co-Chairs to answer any questions you might have before committing. To join the general Committee (including a Sub-Committee), please self-nominate on the day.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM!
The Annual General Meetingof the MDHS ECR Network will be held on Tuesday January 16th from 3.00 pm.
Location: Sanderson Room(W206), Ground Floor (West) in the Medical Building (181), Parkville Campus.
Formal AGM business from 3.00 – 4.15 pm.
Networking and refreshments to follow until 5.30 pm.
Please RSVP for catering purposes to MDHS-ECRnetwork@unimelb.edu.au
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