Early Career Researchers

About Early Career Researchers at the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health

Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are scientists with less than 10 years' experience post-PhD. At the School of Clinical Sciences at Monash Health, ECRs enjoy a focused support network. We recognise that ECRs are pivotal to our research capacity; bringing expertise, enthusiasm and professionalism to our school.

The ECR community at SCS includes scientists and clinician-scientists in research and dual research/teaching positions. We have ECRs across our departments supervising Honours and PhD students, applying for funding and undertaking ground-breaking medical research projects.

We offer mentoring programs, professional development and social events to help keep ECRs on-track as they progress in their research and teaching career.

About our mentoring program

We provide an annual mentoring program to ECRs, pairing mentees with an appropriate senior academic for confidential advice and career planning. Throughout the year the mentee will organise several meetings with their mentor to discuss key issues and challenges. We additionally organise peer-support meetings for mentees.  Read more here.

Our ECR support team


Monash University

Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences