Why Early Career Scientist (ECS) representatives?
The EGU SM division tackles cutting-edge research topics covering a large variety of basic and applied scientific fields in the context of both natural resources and natural hazards. The EGU SM division is a space where one can discuss a wide range of scientific questions and their societal impact. To engage in a forward-looking discussion and strengthen the collaborations within its community, early career scientists are essential. The role of these representatives is to organize activities that further the personal and professional development of those in the early stages of their career, providing opportunities such as:
- peer to peer support
- networking opportunities
- communication opportunities between peers and senior members
- careers advice and support
Am I eligible?
The ECS representative position is open to anyone who:
- is in the early stages of their career (Master student, PhD candidate, post-doc)
- is willing to provide guidance, support, direction and leadership to the community of early career scientists in Seismology
- wants to form connections with others who are further ahead or further back in their career
- is committed to inspire the next generation of seismologists and to focus on the vision and goals of the EGU-SM division.
Representative Roles and Responsibilities
Being a representative is a great opportunity to expand your horizons, interact with a large network of researchers in your field, build on your communications skills, boost your CV and influence the activities of Europe’s largest geoscientific association. The role can take on a variety of tasks, according to the areas of expertise and interest. These can include (but aren’t limited to): organizing events for early career scientists at the annual General Assembly, outreach to early career scientists and the wider public through social media or the division blog, or establishing a mentoring programme for other early career scientists.
Read more here: https://www.egu.eu/ecs/get-involved/
If you would like to be a representative and would like to find out more information about this role, please look at our activities, such as the Seismo blog, the social media (facebook and twitter), early career networking events during the EGU GA) or get in touch with the current ECS point-of-contact Nienke Blom or the Editor-in-chief Marina Corradini.