Early-career Members Network

Announcement of Opportunity: Applications sought from at 6 early-career scientists to join the EMN

Deadline: 15th August, 2017

We are inviting 6 early-career researchers to join the Metabolomics Society's Early-career Members Network (EMN) Committee. The mission of the EMN is to recognize the value and importance of our early-career members, to ensure that their views are heard and acted upon, and to ultimately improve their experience in metabolomics science and our community. Current programs and activities offered by the EMN include: workshops and the EMN Reception at the annual Metabolomics conference, the EMN Webinar Series, and the EMN Travel Bursary Program. We are also involved in the Metabolomics Forum and have a Facebook profile to stay connected with the membership. We are looking for creative thinkers to identify challenges faced by early-career researchers in metabolomics and to develop programs to overcome these challenges.

We welcome applications from students conducting higher degrees (Masters, PhDs) in a metabolomics discipline or from those within 5 years of their PhD who are actively engaged in metabolomics science. As an international society we encourage applications from all continents. Successful applicants must be members of the Metabolomics Society (or immediately become members upon joining the task group).

Time Commitment
There is much exciting work to be done and much to achieve! Therefore we anticipate a contribution of up to two hours per week (on average). If the Early-career Members Network organises sessions at conferences or other events, time commitments will increase accordingly. Note also that the existing members of the EMN Committee span many time zones, so some conference calls may occur early or late in the day. No dedicated travel will be required for the EMN Committee discussions. The appointment to the EMN Committee is for one year initially, and may be extended up to two years. It is your responsibility to discuss this commitment with your supervisor(s) prior to applying.

Application Procedure
Please send the following, in one document (.docx or .pdf), to the EMN committee (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

  1. One-page CV with relevant experience in developing and leading networking activities (e.g., student rep for other societies) plus your research experience in metabolomics (e.g., presentations, publications, etc.). If you are currently a member, please provide your membership number to us as well.

  2. Up to 300 words on why you fit the role and up to an additional 300 words (one page in total) on what ideas you are passionate about developing as part of the Early-career Members Network. Applications will then be reviewed by members of the existing EMN committee members, and successful candidates will be notified by the end of September 2017 to start in October 2017.


The network aims to provide a forum for metabolomics researchers at the start of their professional career and serve the early-career members of the Metabolomics Society. Aspirations include, but are not limited to: strengthen communication and collaboration, encourage opportunities and invention, support developmental learning and enjoy professional growth.


Establish a real sense of community and engagement between early-career researchers globally through leading initiative and enthused apparition.


Any early-career scientists, throughout the world, who are either currently conducting higher degrees (MSc, PhD etc.) or are within 5 years of completing such endeavours, and actively engaged in the field of metabolomics.

Some of the EMN programs:

EMN Webinar series: The EMN committee organizes monthly (live streamed) webinar sessions on metabolomics related topics, covering (i) back to basics, (ii) informal training, (iii) debating sessions and (iv) ad hoc session categories. Please find some of the EMN webinar series sessions online archived here.

EMN Travel Bursary Program: this outreach program is to provide support to early-career member scientists (including graduate students and post-docs) to attend national and international events, including the annual conference of the Metabolomics Society, related to the metabolomics field. This bursary program is aimed at the growing population of early-career scientists and encourages active participation in events that will promote the Metabolomics Society to a wider audience. Early-career scientists are invited to apply for a bursary ($500) towards the cost of travel and conference/event fees to national or international meetings related to metabolomics. The first competition will be held in late 2017. Watch this space for more information.

EMN Facebook page: The EMN Committee Facebook account is a flexible social platform to engage and communicate within the larger community of early career scientists (members and non-members of the Metabolomics Society). At this social platform you will find out who the EMN Committee members are, the EMN activities and programs, learn about the resources that the Metabolomics Society offers, network with early career scientists around the world, and learn about the new and exciting metabolomics research, tools and Society Forum. Please find and like the EMN Facebook page here.

Committee Members

The EMN is dedicated to, and run by early-career scientists who are members of the Metabolomics Society and are from either academia, government or industry.

Contact us

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