Early Career Committee

The Early Career Committee is for students, postdocs and early career imaging scientists. It aims to focus on career development of RMS members through pre-congress workshops, industrial tours, networking events and more

About

The RMS Early Career Committee was established in 2019 and is composed of members representing a range of microscopy disciplines and Early Career stages. The Committee enables students, postdocs and early career professionals to become more involved in the RMS than ever before, share their views and ideas for the RMS, and make the most out of their RMS membership.  

The Early Career Committee aims to build links between students, postdocs and early career professionals with research facility scientists, industrial scientists, academic staff, the RMS team and more. The Committee are actively involved in organising events tailored for our Early Career members, launching initiatives to showcase the work of Early Career microscopists, and developing resources for our community. 

The RMS Early Career Committee will not only organise new events and create new initiatives, but also make students, postdocs and early career professionals aware of the existing resources and opportunities provided by the RMS. 


What will the RMS Early Career Committee do?

1.    Organise symposia for students, postdocs and early career professionals at national and international conferences (i.e. for European Microscopy Congress (EMC) and Microscience Microscopy Congress (MMC)). 

2.    Organise and facilitate the RMS Early Career Award, specifically designed to highlight the work of our Early Career members.

3.    Promote collaboration between students, postdocs and early career professionals in the RMS across both physical and biological sciences, and between microscopy disciplines.

4.    Foster international relationships between microscopical societies, develop shared resources, and design schemes to facilitate collaboration between Early Career microscopists. 

5.    Attend conferences to raise awareness of the RMS. Inform attendees of what the RMS can do and how they can get involved in the committee.

6.    Build a network with microscopy-related industries to provide support and careers advice for students, postdocs and Early Career professionals.  

7.    Provide information on committee activities via email, inFocus magazine, on the RMS website and through our twitter account.

8.    We are open to further suggestions! 


Who can benefit?    

  • Students
  • Postdocs
  • Early career imaging scientists

Any student, postdoc or early career professional who is a member the RMS can benefit from the activities organised by the Early Career Committee. You will be informed of upcoming events through the RMS website, emails and inFocus magazine.  

The RMS is committed to being a welcoming, inclusive Society and encourages diversity across all activities and in the membership of our committees and groups.

If you are interested in joining any of the committees in the future, please contact Allison Winton.

Committee 

Dr Liam Rooney

Dr Liam Rooney

Early Career Committee Chair & Life Sciences Section Representative, University of Strathclyde

Dr Yanping Guo

Dr Yanping Guo

Early Career Committee Deputy Chair, University College London

Ms Beatrice Bottura

Ms Beatrice Bottura

University of Strathclyde

Dr Laura Clark

Dr Laura Clark

University of Leeds

Dr Irene Del Molino Del Barrio

Dr Irene Del Molino Del Barrio

Flow Cytometry Section Representative, GlaxoSmithKline

Mr Peter Johnson

Mr Peter Johnson

Outreach & Education Committee Representative, University of Southampton

Dr Minkyung Kang

Dr Minkyung Kang

AFM & other Scanning Probe Microscopies Section Representative, Deakin University

Dr Daniel Kelly

Dr Daniel Kelly

Technical University of Denmark 

Ms Nyree Manoukian

Ms Nyree Manoukian

Engineering & Physical Sciences Section Representative, University of Oxford

Dr Stefania Marcotti

Dr Stefania Marcotti

Data Analysis in Imaging Section Representative, King's College London

Dr Emma McDermott

Dr Emma McDermott

Microscopical Society of Ireland Early Career Representative, National University of Ireland, Galway

Ms Shurie McMahon

Ms Shurie McMahon

University of Huddersfield 

Dr Colum O’Leary

Dr Colum O’Leary

University of California, Los Angeles

Dr Heba Sailem

Dr Heba Sailem

University of Oxford

Dr Rebecca Saleeb

Dr Rebecca Saleeb

Light Microscopy Section Representative, University of Edinburgh

Mrs Jennifer Simpson

Mrs Jennifer Simpson

Electron Microscopy Section Representative - currently on Maternity Leave, The Pirbright Institute

Dr Rebecca Thompson

Dr Rebecca Thompson

Electron Microscopy Deputy Chair, University of Leeds

Dr Wing Chung Tsoi

Dr Wing Chung Tsoi

University of Swansea

Dr Aakash Varambhia

Dr Aakash Varambhia

Early Career Committee Industrial Representative , Johnson Matthey

AGM

The 2022 Annual General Meeting of the Early Career Committee of the Royal Microscopical Society will take place on 29 September 2022, as part of Microscopy: Advances, Innovation, Impact 2022 - incorporating the RMS AGM & Section AGMs. 

All the Society’s AGMs are free to attend for both members and non-members.