Did you know that there are over 140 early career researchers (ECRs), from over 20 countries, currently employed in Oxford University’s Zoology Department? ECRs loosely include Postdoctoral Researchers, Junior and Senior Fellows, Research Scientists and Lecturers. Basically, if you identify as an ECR, then you should be part of our ECRN.
The Zoology ECRN formed in October 2016, and aims to support ECRs by:
- providing opportunities for networking and training,
- disseminating useful information about resources, training and professional development opportunities available to ECRs,
- representing ECR interests within the department, and
- creating social events for ECRs in the department!
The Zoology ECRN will hold events, and will point out other Oxford University events we think our ECRN will be interested in.
If you’d like to get in contact with us, be added to the Zoology ECRN e-mail list or our Facebook group, then please email Jessica Hedge.
Tips for new starters
Coming to Oxford as an early career researcher can be an exciting and daunting experience. See below for a list of key tips that the Zoology Early Careers Research Network (ECRN) have pulled together from our collective experience to help you with your transition. We have provided lots of general tips, as well as tips specifically for international new starters.