Early Career Researchers

About us

Early career researchers (ECRs) and postdocs are attracted to IMB because of the institute's excellent facilities, intellectual environment and well-funded laboratories.

IMB has an active ECR community led by the institute's ECR committee (pictured right), which organises regular mentoring and professional development events for their peers, and shares useful information and advice on taking the next step in your career.

Current activities of the IMB ECR committee include:

  • organising seminars and workshops focusing on ECR career development opportunities
  • initiating a pilot ECR mentoring program (first in UQ)
  • organising the ECR symposium (started at IMB and now UQ wide)
  • building industry connections
  • organising networking lunches¬†with IMB invited scientific speakers.

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Get involved

  • 24 November 2017 8:15am
    BLiSS brings together life-science institutes from across Brisbane for a one-day symposium. Participants have various backgrounds, including engineering, chemistry, molecular biology, neuroimaging, cognitive science, and so on. The event provides the perfect opportunity to learn more about what other ECRs achieve in Brisbane, extend your network and start new collaborations in a friendly, vibrant environment.





Mentoring Program Coordinator

Communications Coordinator

Career Development Seminar Series Organiser

  • Dr Andrew Walker

    UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Friday Seminar ECR Lunch Organiser

BLISS representative

  • Dr Abishek Iyer

    UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience