Early-Mid Career Researchers

About us

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

IMB has an active EMCR community led by the institute's EMCR Association (EMCRA@IMB, 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 via their quarterly newsletter EMCRA Node.

Current activities of the IMB EMCR committee include:

  • organising seminars and workshops focusing on EMCR career development opportunities
  • initiating a pilot EMCR mentoring program (first in UQ)
  • organising the EMCR symposium (started at IMB and now UQ wide)
  • building industry connections
  • organising networking breakfasts and lunches with IMB invited scientific speakers and other academic- or community-based professionals.

EMCRA Mini-symposium - 2018

View some images on Flickr.






  • Dr Hana Starobova

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student & Research Officer
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

UQ EMCR representative

Seminar lunches organiser

  • Dr Kaustav Das Gupta

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student & Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

IT specialist

BLiSS symposium representative

  • Dr Amy Chan

    Higher degree by research (PhD) student
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience

Equity and Diversity committee representative

  • Dr Sonia Shah

    NHMRC Early Career Fellow
    Institute for Molecular Bioscience
    Director Fellow

Breakfast event organisers

IMB Awards & Recognition Committee representative

Social media coordinator