As part of the conference program the Australia Academy of Science Theo Murphy Initiative will be sponsoring events dedicated to supporting ECRs and MCRs in their careers and ultimately further scientific discovery. For these sessions ECR / MCRs are defined as researchers including HDR students and postdocs up to 15 years post-PhD excluding career breaks, irrespective of their type of appointment or type of employer.
The first event is a workshop, ‘Developing a Research Track Record on a Shoe String’ by Hugh Kearns from iThinkWell. This workshop will provide key skills that will equip EMCRs with key skills to survive, thrive and develop their track record and create research outputs that don’t cost much money.
The second event is an EMCR Masterclass. A panel of speakers from the Cutaneous Biology 2018 Meeting including Professor Claudia Wellbrock, Professor Phil Stephens, Associate Professor Pritinder Kaur, and Associate Professor Scott Byrne will participate in a Masterclass where they will answer questions and address topics related to the MasterClass theme ‘Pathways to Success’.
EMCR Networking Event
The third event will be a social Networking Event, for EMCRs attending the Cutaneous Biology 2018 Meeting to get to know each other better and increase their networks. This event will be held at an off-site location ~5 mins walk from the conference venue.
The EMCR Networking Event is proudly sponsored by ASDR, AWTRS & MEPSA
We look forward to your support and to seeing you at Cutaneous Biology 2018 in October.
On behalf of the Cutaneous Biology 2018 EMCR committee
Dr Brooke Farrugia, MCR and AWTRS Secretary
Dr Xanthe Strudwick, ECR and AWTRS committee ECR representative
Dr Zlatko Kopecki, MCR and AWTRS Vice President
Dr Leila Cuttle, MCR and AWTRS committee member
Dr Felix Marsh-Wakefield, ECR and MEPSA representative
Jacqueline Marshall, ECR (PhD student) and MEPSA representative
Dr Edwige Roy, MCR and ASDR representative
Zalitha Pieterse, ECR (PhD student) and ASDR representative