Early Career Researchers’ Day at the joint ISCB/ASC2018

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The aim of the day is to encourage discussion on how to be a good researcher and how to come up with statistical research projects of ongoing or future interest. This day should be used to share our personal experiences relating to statistical research and discuss how to deal with the potential pitfalls of the research process. Whether you are just about to graduate or have already gained some experience from working as a researcher or statistical consultant, you will benefit from meeting your peers, exchanging your thoughts and ideas, and getting to know more about how to shape a career in statistics. As such, the day will complement the main Conference which mainly concentrates on research results. Please also see the announcement for the 2018 Early Career Researchers’ Day on the Conference website (http://iscbasc2018.com/early-career-researchers-day).



We are happy to announce three invited speakers who will give career advice on strategies for success in statistical research, and will be there to discuss your research challenges with you:

Louise Ryan (University of Technology Sydney, Australia)

Navigating a high octane academic career in biostatistics – tips from an Aussie country girl

Nicole Close (Empiristat, USA)

Statistical consulting: Active listening, not talking

Tim Morris (University College London, UK)

Finding fruitful research areas – confessions of a UK city boy

The main part of the program, however, will be composed of your contributions and will allow sufficient time for discussions. Therefore, we invite you to contribute to the day by submitting an abstract. You can get inspiration from the talks of last year (www.iscb2017.info/?fwp=28&fwl=2), where the first session was especially well received.


Abstract submission:

All early career researchers, i.e., those who graduated within the last 10 years, are invited to submit an abstract for an oral presentation related to the topics outlined above. Abstracts can be submitted via the standard abstract submission portal for the Conference, indicating that the abstract is for submission for the ECR Day. Abstracts should include a few sentences at the end of the abstract about your background and research area of interest. The deadline for abstract submission for the ECR Day is 2 March 2018. Abstract acceptance notifications for the ECR Day will be sent out by 18 May 2018. Guidelines for abstract submission can be found here. Please note that early career researchers can and should still submit abstracts for the main Conference in addition to those submitted for the ECR day.


You can register for the ECR Day through the main Conference registration system here. Participation will be free of charge for delegates also attending the main Conference, and will be 50 AUD for ECRs attending the day only.

Best wishes,

Daniela Zöller

Chair, ISCB/ASC 2018 ECR Day Subcommittee

on behalf of the ECR Day Subcommittee

Early Career Researchers’ Day at the joint ISCB/ASC2018
When: 30/08/2018
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: Check conference website
Location: Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre,
1 Convention Centre Place,
Vic 3006

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