Early Career Bioscientists

Opportunities for Early Career Bioscientists

We run several initiatives to help early career bioscientists learn, develop skills, and expand and diversify their experience.

We ensure our offering is tailored to the needs of the early career community and keeps pace with the changing landscape through the work of our Early Career Advisory Panel

Make the most of our support

Some of our support can be accessed exclusively by Society members. Join us today as an early career member to make the most of our offerings.

Publishing and editorial experience

Publishing is a mainstay of academic research and is vital for career progression. We provide opportunities for early career bioscientists to publish their work and gain insight into the editorial processes integral to scholarly publishing through our publisher, Portland Press.

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Early career-led themed issues

We publish issues that are guest edited by and populated with topical review articles written exclusively by early career bioscientists in our themed journals.

View our early career-led themed issues:

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Early Career Editorial Board Mentorship Scheme

In this pilot scheme, early career bioscientists are mentored in editorial processes and strategic development of journals by Associate Editors of three Society-owned publications.

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Although open to all, we encourage early career bioscientists to engage with and contribute to our publishing activity through the following channels.


Participation in events 

Events are a key mechanism scientists use to disseminate their research and expand their networks. We offer early career bioscientists the chance to influence our events programme, as well as offering support for organisation of independent events.

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Early Career Biochemistry Focus webinar series

We run an early career strand of our popular Biochemistry Focus webinar series, covering a range of interesting research and careers-related topics.

These webinars allow early career bioscientists to raise their professional profiles, gain feedback and input from fellow researchers and specialists, and generate collaborative opportunities.

  • If you have an idea for a webinar, please submit a proposal here.
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Early Career Life Scientists' Symposia

In collaboration with the British Pharmacological Society and The Physiological Society, we support these symposia which are organised by early career life scientists, for early career life scientists.

These symposia help early career scientists gain valuable experience in giving formal talks to a peer audience, and for the organising committee, develop useful skills involved with running an event. 

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We encourage early career bioscientists to get involved in influencing our events programme by submitting proposals for future Society events.


Recognition and engagement

We value the contributions early career bioscientists make to the molecular bioscience field, and are committed to recognising their achievements and harnessing their insight to inform all aspects of our work.

Explore more from our partners

Our partner organisations from across the biosciences and STEM sectors help us support the sharing of expertise, lifelong learning and career development, offering a wealth of valuable opportunities to support early career researchers.

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