Early career research network

Early career research network

The Macquarie University Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network helps you develop your career and create pathways for achieving world-leading research at Macquarie. The Network hosts events, workshops and presentations to enable career development and networking.

ECR Network workshops and seminars aim to meet nine key research career building capabilities. Workshops and seminars are open to all Early Career Researcher staff.

ECR Network activities are led by the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research Integrity and Development) and guided by the ECR Network Advisory Group, consisting of two representatives from each Faculty and one from MGSM.

Subscribe to the ECR communications list to receive monthly newsletters and regular updates by emailing ecrsupport@mq.edu.au.

We are hiring: are you our next ECR Network Coordinator?

The PVC Research Integrity and Development Office is seeking a collaborative individual with a working knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing ECRs to fill the role of ECR Network Coordinator. Our ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills and experience in online and face to face learning design, delivery and evaluation.

This may be an opportunity for a secondment, or a supplementary position for Macquarie University staff members of all types (Academic and General; Continuing, Fixed-Term, and Casual). The position will give the right person a rare opportunity to experience how research strategy works across the University as a whole and to contribute to research development and policy through the Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor Research Integrity and Development. For an ECR, the part-time role will give you a greater appreciation of the resources available for researcher development across the university whilst still maintaining your own research and teaching profile. Through this position you can contribute meaningfully to transform the experience of researchers in the university.

If you’d like to understand more about research leadership and development and care about building a better university for the researchers of the future, consider applying for this role. The job advertisement, PD and link to apply is on the MQ Jobs page here http://jobs.mq.edu.au/cw/en/job/506144/early-career-research-network-coordinator

ECR Network Advisory Group

ECR Network Advisory Group meetings are held every two months. Their purpose is to share information between faculties and central support and recommend activities for the ECR Network team to develop. If you wish to discuss Faculty-specific ECR support or provide suggestions for University-wide initiatives, contact your Faculty representative:

Faculty of Arts

Dr Katrina Hutchison
E: katrina.hutchison@mq.edu.au

Dr Tom Baudinette
E: tom.baudinette@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Arts Department Representatives

Faculty of Business and Economics

Dr Murray Taylor
E: murray.taylor@mq.edu.au

Dr Lara Tolentino
E: laramie.tolentino@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Business and Economics & MGSM Department Representatives

Faculty of Human Sciences

Dr Celia Harris
Dr Jinhyun Cho

Faculty of Human Sciences Department Representatives

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr Marina Junqueira Santiago
E: marina.junqueirasantiago@mq.edu.au

Dr Elizabeth Austin
E: elizabeth.austin@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Department Representatives

Faculty of Science and Engineering

Dr Christopher Lustri
E: christopher.lustri@mq.edu.au

Mr Michael Swain
E: michael.swain@mq.edu.au

Faculty of Science and Engineering Department Representatives

Advisers

Dr Kyle Ratinac
E: kyle.ratinac@mq.edu.au

A/Prof Clare Monagle
E: clare.monagle@mq.edu.au

A/Prof Jordi McKenzie
E: jordi.mckenzie@mq.edu.au

Pro Vice-Chancellor, Research (Integrity and Development) Team

Distinguished Professor Lesley Hughes, Pro-Vice Chancellor Research (Integrity and Development)
E: lesley.hughes@mq.edu.au

Emily Brennan, PVCR Project Manager 
E: emily.brennan@mq.edu.au

Jeretta Krampah, PVCR Administration Officer
E: jeretta.krampah@mq.edu.au

Other support

Beyond the ECR Network, Macquarie provides a breadth of support for early career researchers, starting with orientation and onboarding through to the Research Office, faculty based support and various organisational units.

This includes helping you seek out external prizes and awards. The Macquarie Spectrum Mentoring program can help link you to the right person to guide you on your research path. The Library can help you access resource and information regarding copyright and publication. The Learning and Teaching unit can help you hone your teaching skills. For other matters, reach out to the Research Office or Human Resources.

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