Hobart Early Career Researcher's (ECRs) Day Off

  • Start Date
    22nd Nov 2017
  • End Date
    22nd Nov 2017
  • Duration
    7 hours
  • Description

    Hobart ECR’s Day Off

    Early Career Researchers are invited to attend a day dedicated to Marine and Antarctic ECR’s in Hobart   on Wednesday 22nd November, 2017. The event starts at 10am with short talks from invited speakers at IMAS, followed by lunch, presentations from participants, a scavenger hunt and then drinks at 5pm.

    ECR PosterRegistration

    Please register to attend by 27th October 2017 by visiting the Eventbrite page (the password to register is: hobartecr). Only people who have registered will be able to attend.


    The morning will be focused on talking about the issues we encounter during this career stage and how our institutions could provide some sort of support to overcome (or minimise) these issues. We’ll have talks from old and not-that-old ECRs (in and out of academia) who will explain their experiences, followed by an open discussion. Speakers include Dr Tony Worby (Director of CSIRO) and Dr Delphine Lannuzel (Senior Lecturer, ACE). We aim to finish this discussion with a short list of ideas for future ECR-friendly actions. We’ll then have a session of Lightning Lectures (details to come) from all participants, giving the opportunity for you to describe your career track to date and to give any tips you’ve picked up along the way.

    The latter part of the day is all about integrating the ECR community so we have planned a scavenger hunt around Salamanca and Hobart to end in a local brewery. There will be prizes! FREE lunch at IMAS and FREE dinner and a beverage of your choice will be provided.


    Anyone who has completed a PhD and identifies as an ECR, we will not be counting the number of years you’ve held your PhD for. All ECRs across the marine and Antarctic sciences are encouraged to come - CSIRO, AAD, ACE & IMAS. We have a limited number of places which will be allocated on a first in best dressed basis, you must register to attend. 


    The event is an initiative of the IMAS Research Committee (ResComm) with the aim of bringing together the Marine and Antarctic ECR community of Hobart – this includes CSIRO, AAD, ACE & IMAS. Please contact Emma Cavan if you have any queries. Participants will be contacted with more details nearer the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

Authorised by the Executive Director, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
October 17, 2017