early career researchers

Seeking young scientists! A great opportunity to get involved in the EGU

Young scientists make up a significant proportion of the EGU membership and it’s important to us that your voices get heard. One way to do this is by getting in touch with your division’s young scientist representative, or better yet, putting yourself forward as a young scientist representative for your division.

Young scientist representatives are a vital link between the EGU and the young scientist community. They are crucial in providing feedback from students and early career researchers, so that we can take action to improve our young scientist activities at the EGU General Assembly and maintain our support for young scientists throughout the year.

As well as giving you the platform to interact with a large network of researchers in your field, being a young scientist representative is a great opportunity to build on your communications skills, boost your CV and influence the activities of Europe’s largest geoscientific association.

Within each scientific division, representatives can also take on a variety of tasks, according to their areas of expertise and interest. These can include (but aren’t limited to): organising events for young scientists at our annual General Assembly, outreach to young scientists and the wider public through social media or a division blog, or establishing a mentoring programme for other young scientists. For a first-hand account of what it’s like to be a young scientist representative, see this article by the Natural Hazards Division representative, Jennifer Holden.

Interested? The divisions currently looking for a young scientist representative are:

If your division isn’t listed here, but you would still like to get involved, contact your young scientist representative – to find them see the structure page in your division’s website.

If you are interested in being a young scientist representative, or have any questions about getting involved in the Union, please contact the EGU Communications Officer Sara Mynott at

More information for young scientists, including resources, events and opportunities at the General Assembly, is available on the EGU website:


Resource site for young scientists launched!

Early career researchers make up a large proportion of the EGU membership and students (both graduate and undergraduate) regularly make up about a third of General Assembly participants. With so many young scientists involved in the EGU, it’s time we had something that caters for them – the young scientists’ website!

The new website is a hub of information on jobs, events and resources that relate to young scientists in the Earth, planetary and space sciences. Here’s a quick introduction to what’s online:

  • Careers – this section highlights research positions in the geosciences that are relevant to both recent graduates and early career researchers.
  • Events – want to pick up some new skills or share your work with other young scientists? You can find some great training courses, workshops, and meetings here.
  • Resources – a database of digital resources with tips on topics such as how to find a job, write a grant, or review a paper, as well as ways to communicate your work with a wider audience.
  • Get Involved! – this is your chance to get involved with the European Geosciences Union. Get in touch with us if you have some feedback or would like to do more.

There will be more information on what’s on at the General Assembly for young scientists coming online as EGU 2014 approaches – stay tuned!

Young scientists at EGU 2013

Young scientists at EGU 2013

Would you like to see a little more of something else on the site? Send your feedback to the EGU Communications Officer, Sara Mynott.