Early Career Researchers (ECRs)/Postdocs
Early career researchers (ECRs) and postdocs are attracted to IMB because of the institute's excellent facilities, intellectual environment and well-funded laboratories. IMB has an active ECR community led by the institute's ECR committee, 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.
IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program
We launched our IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program on Wednesday 3 February 2016.
Learn more about the program and get involved via the program website.
Please visit UQ Jobs to see any positions being formally advertised.
Fellowships and funding
Below is a list of fellowship and funding opportunities for postdocs. If you are interested in joining the IMB as a postgraduate student please visit the Research Higher Degree Program webpage for scholarship opportunities.
If you are an internal IMB applicant, please contact Michelle Foley to advise of your application. If you are an external applicant who wishes to apply for funding to join the IMB, please contact the relevant Laboratory Head in the first instance.
Please note that some of these pages may have information from previous rounds. These links will be updated to include current information as soon as it is available from the granting bodies.
The IMB ECR committee organises many events throughout the year. These events provide opportunities for ECRs to learn from other successful researchers and to network with other researchers and ECRs.
The IMB ECR mentoring and career advice seminar series invite researchers and established people working in science to provide advice and tips on career building. The schedule for 2014 can be found here.
Other events include the ECR symposium, mentoring sessions, and Friday lunches with IMB seminar/ECR seminar speakers. More information on some of the events can be found on the ECR Events page.
Tips from IMB's ECR mentoring and career advice seminars (via Storify)
A foot in the door: Kendall Powell (Nature Jobs)
A postdoctoral application should present a person's best scientific self on paper. Kendall Powell demystifies why some applicants shine and others miss the mark.
From the lab bench to the UN: Marga Gual Soler (Science Careers)
An IMB PhD student reflects on how she secured an internship at the UN.
Living in Brisbane
Connect with other IMB ECRs
IMB Linked-In group
(Please note that this is a closed group for past and present staff and students of the IMB only)
IMB ECR Committee
What's the IMB ECR Committee all about?
We help bring scientists from a range of disciplines and institutes together. We also provide career information and support to our members.
Who can join?
Anyone from a third-year PhD student to a fifth-year research officer can join IMB's ECRs.
Vice-President & IMB ECR Career Mentoring Program Coordinator
Josh Wingerd, Lewis group
Quentin Kaas, Craik group
|Career Development Program Coordinator
Yanni Chin, King group & Sassan Rahnama, King group
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com
ECR Research Symposium Coordinator
|Friday Seminar ECR Lunch Organiser
Jennifer Smith, King group