Early Career Bioscientists

Opportunities from Partners

We partner with organisations that help us support the sharing of expertise, lifelong learning and career development.

Our partners, who operate across the bioscience and wider STEM sectors, are varied in their expertise and offer a range of valuable resources and opportunities for early career bioscientists.

Learn and develop knowledge

The training and workshops listed below are provided by trusted partners to help you develop specific skills that will progress your career.

Quality and peer review workshops - Sense About Science

  • These workshops for early career scientists in STEM and the social sciences explore how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims.

Keep updated on upcoming workshops here.

Introduction to the news media workshops - Science Media Centre 

  • These workshops are for scientists who are interested in engaging with the media but have no prior experience doing so.

Keep updated on upcoming workshops here.


Standing up for Science workshops - Sense about Science

  • These workshops equip early career scientists with the skills to engage effectively in conversations around science and evidence.

Our members get priority places for one of these workshops each year! Contact us to find out more, and keep updated on upcoming workshops here.


Policy LatesRoyal Society of Biology

  • This series of events brings together panels of experts for informal debates on contemporary science policy topics.

Watch past events here.


Discussion events from the Foundation for Science and Technology

  • The Foundation run free online discussion events covering a range of policy topics of relevance to STEM, bringing together parliamentarians, civil servants, industrialists, researchers, learned societies, charities and others.

View upcoming events, and watch past events here.

Leadership in a Laboratory Environment courses - Royal Society of Biology


  • EDIS is a coalition of organisations working within the science and health research sector committed to improving equality, diversity, and inclusion. 

Explore their resources here.

Our support for early career bioscientists

Membership of the Biochemical Society gives you access to a wealth of resources and support to help advance your career.

Find an opportunity

The offerings below from our partners will help you gain useful experience to demonstrate your skillset and boost your CV.

Young Scientists' ForumFederation of European Biochemical Societies

  • Apply to present your work at this annual event for PhD students and postdocs. 

Find out more about upcoming events here.

IUBMB Young Scientists Program - International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 

  • The Young Scientists Program at IUBMB's Triennial Congresses allows early career participants to present and discuss their research.

Find out more about the next congress here.

Share your insights and expertise with disadvantaged students from across the UK by volunteering to mentor for In2Science.

  • Host a student for a one or two week work experience placement.
  • Volunteer as a placement host or mentor for the year-long In2Research programme.

STEM for Britain - Parliamentary & Scientific Committee

  • Enter this poster competition and exhibition for early career scientists across STEM for the chance to showcase your work to MPs in the Houses of Parliament.

Find out how to apply here.

Voice of the FutureRoyal Society of Biology

  • At this event, student and early career scientists have the chance to ask government and parliamentary officials dealing with science the policy questions that matter to them.

Each year, our student and early career members can apply for this event. Contact us to find out more, and find out about the next event here.

You can register as a professional scientist through the Science Council and get your skillset and competence in science formally recognised.

Find out more here.

FEBS Fellowships

  • These fellowships allow members to carry out a period of research in a lab in a different FEBS country, thus broadening their experience and training, giving access to additional research techniques and expertise, and facilitating international collaboration. 

Our members are automatic members of FEBS and eligible for these fellowships. Find out more here.


Key partners

Find out more about who we partner with and the roles they play in the molecular bioscience sphere.

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