BECR is a group of early career researchers (ECRs) who work in the School of BioSciences at The University of Melbourne (UoM). BECR aims to:

  • provide opportunities for networking and career development;
  • represent ECR interests within the School and Faculty; and
  • make life in BioSciences more sociable and enjoyable!

We’ve set up a committee to organise events and collate information that will help us achieve these aims – to see who is on the committee, head to the People page. The committee meets monthly, so please contact us with any suggestions for events, or information you think may be useful to other BioScience ECRs. Examples may be conferences with an ECR focus, or funding opportunities for ECRs.

We’re also planning to hold regular social events: our first BECR lunch was attended by almost 20 ECRs! We’ll make sure to alternate the day on which we get together so that all BECRs have the opportunity to join in! You can find upcoming events in the events calendar.

The Research Summit is our premier event that caps off the year. The inaugural Research Summit will be held on the 9th of December, so save the date!

We have also set up a facebook group where updates will be posted, so sign up when you have a chance!