Early Career Scientist Community and Membership Engagement Subcommittee
Members of the ECS Community and Membership Engagement Committee work to address the challenges and concerns of their fellow early career scientists. The Community and Membership Engagement Committee, in cooperation with the ECS Subcommittees, provides helpful resources, gathers important feedback, and creates communications that unite and inform the scientific community.
- Victoria McGovern (Burroughs Wellcome Fund)
- JoAnne Engebrecht (UC Davis)
- Understand the interests, challenges, and concerns of early career scientists.
- Collect and disseminate data to guide the activities of the three subcommittees.
- Create communication pieces on policies that impact training, including suggestions for change.
- Collaborate with early career social scientists to survey the scientific community.
Science in a Snapshot is a monthly webinar for early career members to share their science with the larger genetics community. Speakers are selected from our GENETICS Peer Review Training and ECS Leadership programs to present a ten-minute talk followed by questions and discussion.
The Virtual Cafés consists of casual online gatherings of our early career community and provides a platform for us to get to know each other and discuss topics of broad interest to early career researchers. Each Café will be hosted by either the Community and Membership Engagement Committee or one of the subcommittees of the GSA Early Career Leadership program and will focus on a specific topic.
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Are you an early career scientist member of GSA? Apply for an ECS Committee to help shape the future of the GSA community and make your voice—and the voices of others like you—heard.
Learn more about Early Career Leadership at GSA
Early Career Leadership and Professional Development Program
Students, postdocs, and other early career scientists (ECS) are the future of the GSA community. To strengthen their voice in the Society, GSA developed the Early Career Scientist leadership and professional development program. This program provides rich opportunities for early career scientists to develop skills, gain experience, network, and produce concrete deliverables that demonstrate their abilities.
GENETICS Peer Review Training Program
Peer-reviewers are vital to science, yet early career scientists in our field rarely receive formal training in how to be a good reviewer. GSA and GENETICS are addressing this gap with a program that gives early career members real-world peer review experience. Participants will receive online training, feedback, and will become reviewers for manuscripts submitted to GENETICS.
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