Early Career Researchers Network

About Us

The Biology ECRN (previously the Zoology ECRN) formed in October 2016, and aims to support ECRs by:

  1. providing opportunities for networking and training,
  2. disseminating useful information about resources, training and professional development opportunities available to ECRs,
  3. representing ECR interests within the department, and
  4. creating social events for ECRs in the department!

The Biology ECRN will hold events, and will point out other Oxford University events we think our ECRN will be interested in.

We will be staying in touch with the ECRN through the Biology ECRN e-mail list, our Facebook and Twitter.

If you’d like to get in contact with us, be added to the Biology ECRN e-mail list or our Facebook group, then please email the secretary at ecrn.secretary@biology.ox.ac.uk.

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 Biology 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.

ECR new starter tips.pdf