Early- and mid-career researchers

Welcome to the EMCR Forum

Welcome to the Early- and Mid-Career Researcher Forum. This forum is run by and for all early- and mid-career researchers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in Australia. Within this website you’ll find all manner of information and contacts to help you develop a career in and around STEM. Whether you are a recent PhD graduate in university research, based within the private sector, or making your contribution in Government, the EMCR Forum is here for you.


Tips for Future Leaders

The conference report from Science Pathways 2016: Future Leaders is now available. This is a great summary of what you missed if you didn’t make it to this years’ Science Pathways meeting. Or perhaps you made it along, but want a reminder of all the great tips and advice that the speakers offered. Either way we hope you enjoy some Christmas reading!

Postdoctoral survey results published

The results of the second Australian Postdoctoral Survey run by the EMCR Forum have been published. You can find out how Australia can get a better return on its investment in PhD graduates in the accompanying article in the Conversation. Thank you to all the EMCRs around the country who took part in the survey, and a special thank you to EMCR Forum executive alumni Maggie Hardy, for all her hard work crunching the numbers.

Drive for new members

Along with recent changes to our web pages we have also launched a new membership form. So now is a great time to become a member – see all the benefits. Already a member? Feel free to fill in our new membership form to update your details.

Become a member

Become a member of the Australian EMCR Forum and receive the regular newsletter EMCR Pathways

Submissions and consultations

Find out what Australia’s EMCRs have been saying in response to the major issues they face


Learn more about the EMCR Forum, including its History, the members of the Executive, and the Strategic Plan.

Contact us

Get in contact with the EMCR Forum, and make a positive contribution to the outcomes and future of EMCRs around Australia.

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