Early Career Scientists

Activities for Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists (ECS) are IAS members who are students or scientists who received their highest degree within the past seven years, with additional time allowed for those whose work record has been interrupted by child birth, family care, serious health issues, etc.
Different activities will be organised for the ECS to encourage the cooperation and exchange of ideas and experience between the scientist at the beginning of their career.


ECS workshops

ECS workshop: “How to publish a paper in IAS journals”

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, lunch break. Leader Alexander Brasier (University of Aberdeen, UK)
Editors of the IAS journals including Sedimentology will discuss key topics including:

  • What editors are looking for in a good “Sedimentology” paper
  • How the peer-review process works: myths vs reality
  • How to respond to critical review comments, and produce a thoughtful rebuttal letter
ECS workshop: “IAS Social Media”

Wednesday, June 14, 2023, lunch break. Leaders Joanna Pszonka (Polish Academy of Sciences) and Stephen Lokier (University of Derby, UK)
Social Media is one of the most important channels for communication, outreach and networking. Yet, for many scientists entering the ‘professional’ side of Social Media is a daunting affair. During this workshop we shall explain how to use Social Media to safely and effectively communicate within your discipline, the broader scientific community and with the general public. Using the four IAS Social Media accounts, on Facebook, Twitter, WeChat and Linkedin, as an example, we shall demonstrate how different platforms can be used to target different audiences. By explaining the important ‘dos’ and ‘don’ts’ of the Social Media Universe we shall enable you to take an active role in the dissemination of your research.


ECS workshop: “How to prepare a CV and a cover letter for job application”

Thursday, June 15, 2023, lunch break. Leaders Cathy Hollis (University of Manchester, UK) and James Hendry (University College Dublin, Ireland)
This workshop will discuss how you prepare your application for academic positions as well as in industry. We will offer some examples of best practice when preparing your CV and letter of application, as well as discussing some of the additional documents that you might be asked to present. As the social media aspect is increasingly important, we will also discuss how it can help you gain visibility in your field and get recognized by employers.


Best poster competition

Dear Early Career Scientists and Students,
we invite you to register for participating in the best poster competition. Two best poster categories each with five prizes will be awarded, one is the Student category and one the ECS category (post-doc and researchers with less than seven years from their PhD). Please sign up using this form. Thank you!


ECS corner

Next to the poster space you can find the ESC corner to catch up with your colleagues and make new acquaintances and connections, especially if it’s your first conference or you’re coming alone. We invite you share your experiences, research, ideas and perhaps challenges you have encountered in a relaxed atmosphere in front of a friendly audience. You can choose any form of presentation, a short talk with power point slides or without it, you can show us pictures or video material, or not, as best suits you. A tombola with gifts will be organized for participants.


ECS party

Dear Early Career Scientists and Students, the ESC party will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 starting at 19:30 in the brewery Dubrovnik Beer Company. The registration for this event is no longer possible due to the full capacities. Everyone who registered will receive by email more detailed information.