EMCR Pathways Issue 13—November 2017

Issue 13 November 2017


The Australian Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum of the Australian Academy of Science serves as the voice of the country's future scientific and research leaders. We currently reach over 3,300 people and are seeking to broaden and increase our engagement with Australian EMCRs to better represent their views, needs and vision to decision-makers within the government, members of parliament and key funding agencies.



Editor’s welcome

Editor Hamish Clarke tells you all about this issue of EMCR Pathways.

A word from the Chair

Read about the activities of the EMCR Forum Executive and its new initiatives.

Spotlight on EMCR groups—APECS

From pole to pole: the icebreaking work of the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists.

Inspiring EMCRs: Getting to know… Natalie Matosin

Our latest inspiring EMCR tells us how her curiosity for the human brain has taken her to Germany

EMCR Agony Aunt: too many mentors

Looking for rock solid, ironclad, foolproof, child proof, future proof and proof proof advice? Ask the EMCR Agony Aunt.

Conference report: ECR Conference, La Trobe University

There was a lot to learn at the La Trobe University ECR Network Committee annual networking conference.

What have we been up to?

Find out more about the EMCR Forum’s updates, future activities and upcoming events for EMCRs.

Find out about events and opportunities for EMCRs

  • Australia’s role in looking for life on Mars
  • Brains at the dome
  • BioMedTech Horizons Program
  • ANU NECTAR end of year symposium
  • Australia Awards Fellowships (Health Security)
  • Universities Australia Higher Education Conference 2018
  • Development Grants round open for applications
  • A chance to engage with government at Science meets Parliament
  • Apply now for science communication competition FameLab
And one of my firmest conclusions is that we always think by seeking and drawing parallels to things we know from our past, and that we therefore communicate best when we exploit examples, analogies, and metaphors galore, when we avoid abstract generalities, when we use very down-to-earth, concrete, and simple language, and when we talk directly about our own experience.Douglas Hofstadter

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