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Exciting career opportunity – become the next BSN Deputy ECR Representative

Exciting career opportunity – become the next BSN Deputy ECR Representative

How can you advance your career and make a difference to neuroendocrinology?

Join the Committee of the BSN as the Deputy ECR Trustee (1 year as Deputy and 1 as Trustee). You’ll get the opportunity to network with neuroendocrinologists worldwide, both ECRs and senior, and will have the chance to have input to ECR activities. All this with support from senior Committee members and the BSN staff and freelances.

“This role gives you a seat at the table with influential scientists. You learn how decisions are made and events are organised. It’s a great opportunity to learn about all aspects of the BSN in a supportive environment, and to build your professional network and reputation. ECR members are the future of neuroendocrinology and it's important that we look after and nurture these members. This role was really fun and gave me the chance to speak up for ECR members at BSN board meetings and make positive changes on behalf of my early career peers."

– Rebecca Dumbell, ECR Representative 2019-2020

This highly rewarding and exciting opportunity for an engaging and enthusiastic ECR will see you:

  • Have a seat on the BSN Committee
  • Learn from senior members
  • Attend quarterly board meetings
  • Gain an understanding on what goes into running the BSN
  • Represent your fellow ECRs
  • Shape the BSN's interaction with its early career members
  • Establish and evolve processes that support the early career members of the BSN, e.g. webinar series, mentoring scheme, blog series
  • Actively organise a dedicated ECR day at the BSN annual meetings

The role of the Deputy ECR Representative include:

  • Attending BSN General Committee meetings (please be aware that these occur according to working hours in the GMT/GMT+1 timezone)
  • Attending BSN ECR sub-committee meetings (please be aware that these occur according to working hours in the GMT/GMT+1 timezone)
  • Assisting the ECR Trustee in organising the ECR Event at the Annual BSN Meeting
  • Assisting the ECR Trustee in opening up nominations and voting for the next Deputy ECR Rep
  • Assisting the ECR Trustee in organising other events and workshops to support ECRs in the BSN Community
  • Progressing to the role of ECR Trustee from the following Annual BSN Meeting

“You’ll get to pick the brain of more senior and established researchers…sitting on the board of trustees, I found that pretty much all anyone wanted to discuss was how to support and encourage the next generation of neuroendocrinologists…The BSN is full of people and opportunities that will help you grow as a scientist.”

– Dave Lyons, Deputy and ECR Representative 2020-2022

How to nominate

Only early career researchers can nominate the next Deputy ECR Representative.

Please complete this Word document to nominate yourself, or someone else (with their permission), to be the next BSN Early Career Researcher Deputy Representative and email to nicole.morrissey@sund.ku.dk.

The successful candidate will be Deputy Representative from June 2024 until July 2025, and then will be Trustee and Representative from July 2025 until the BSN meeting in 2026.

The deadline for nominations is 15 May 2024, 5pm GMT+1/BST/UK time, and then the anonymous paragraph for the nominees will be circulated within the BSN ECR community to vote upon. If you have any questions please feel free to email the current ECR Representative, Dr Nicole Morrissey (ECR Trustee; nicole.morrissey@sund.ku.dk).