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Are you an ECR? Boost your career and join our Trustees

Are you an ECR? Boost your career and join our Trustees

“The BSN is a welcoming environment for early career members. I enjoy catching up with fellow members at the annual meetings, where more senior members are approachable and supportive of those with less experience. ECR members are the future of neuroendocrinology and it's important that we look after and nurture these members. Being the Deputy Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative has given me the opportunity to speak up for ECR members at BSN board meetings and to be involved in organising events tailored to ECR requirements. It also helps that the BSN is a fun and friendly group of people to work with!”

- Dr Rebecca Dumbell, Postdoctoral Training Fellow,
Genetics of Type 2 Diabetes, MRC Harwell Institute,
and current BSN Deputy ECR Representative

We are looking for the next Deputy Early Career Researcher (ECR) Representative to join the BSN Board of Trustees. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the Society, see how things work, and boost your professional development.

What's involved

At any one time the BSN has two ECR representatives, with the deputy becoming the full rep the following year, so this is a two-year appointment. As ECR reps, we represent early career members of the society in decision making at board meetings which are held quarterly and we have the opportunity to organise events, initiatives and satellite events to the larger meetings.

In the first year of the role you will work closely with the existing rep, Dr Rebecca Dumbell to develop and enact initiatives to support and develop the early career members of the society. Our next annual meeting is in Bordeaux, joint with the Société Française d'Endocrinologie, and so you will be involved with ECR activities for this event and others.

In the following year you will become the full ECR representative and will help recruit a new deputy, with whom you will work over the following year.

How to apply

To apply, please email a short manifesto (no more than 300 words) introducing yourself and explaining what you would bring to the role to the current representatives Dr Jo Lewis (jl2033@medschl.cam.ac.uk) and Dr Rebecca Dumbell (r.dumbell@har.mrc.ac.uk) by 24 May 2019.