About Us

Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA)

The School of Biomedical Sciences' Early-Mid Career Researchers Association (EMCRA) was formed to support level A and B postdoctoral researchers in our School, across all five departments. We offer opportunities for postdocs to network with each other, and most importantly run an inter-department collaborative seed-funding grant once a year, called the EMCRA Collaborative Award. We are also actively involved with the School of Biomedical Sciences' Research Committee, and Executive Committee, providing a voice for early and mid-career researchers to the senior members of the School.

Please reach out via email or our social channels, so we can keep you up to date with events and opportunities that specifically benefit YOU, our School's postdocs! We are also eager to engage with other postdoctoral early-mid career associations in Victoria. If you represent any such organisation, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Email: sbs-emcra@unimelb.edu.au

Twitter: @sbsemcra

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sbsemcra/

  • Meet the Steering Committee

    The EMCRA committee meets monthly to discuss ways we can help support the level A and B postdoctoral research in the School of Biomedical Sciences. We have 34 members in 2019.

    Anatomy & NeuroscienceBiochemistry & Molecular BiologyMicrobiology & ImmunologyPharmacology & TherapeuticsPhysiology
    Alice BrandliDavid AscherAnnabell BachemMakhala KhammyMariana Del Rosso De Melo
    Jessica FletcherAdam BlanchAmy ChungJeffrey LiddellJustin Hardee
    John-Paul Fuller-JacksonKatrina BringerSapna DeviSusan Northfield 
    Aung Aung Kywe MoeSteffi CheungRaissa FonsecaElena Schneider 
    Alice McGovernDezerae CoxSonia GhilasAndrew Watt 
    Rachel McQuadeMohsen KazemiKatharina Hochheiser  
    Ruslan PustovitElizabeth KingCatherine Kennedy  
    Matt RutarBoris ReljicPin Shie Quah  
     Ashish SethiNichollas Scott  
     Claire Weekley   

    We have formed four subcommittees to champion our goals for the year:

    Communications, Development, Scientific, Social

  • Communications Subcommittee

    The Communications subcommittee keep us all connected, whether it's via email, social media or this website! Contact us with any of your burning questions, or if you need to get the word out about any upcoming events or achievements in the School.

    2019 Communications subcommittee (left to right): Sapna Devi, Susan Northfield, Claire Weekley, Dezerae Cox, Makhala Khammy (not pictured: Elena Schneider)

  • Development Subcommittee

    The Development subcommittee are here to create and support opportunities for professional skills development for EMCRs within the School.

    Members: Adam Blanch, Alice Brandli, Steffi Cheung, Amy Chung, Jessica Fletcher, John-Paul Fuller Jackson, Catherine Kennedy, Boris Reljić, Ashish Sethi.

  • Scientific Subcommittee

    The Scientific subcommittee are the driving force behind our EMCRA Collaborative Award, and our annual research symposium.

    2019 Scientific subcommittee (left to right): Mariana Del Rosso De Melo, Aung Aung Kywe Moe, Ruslan Pustovit, Jeffrey Liddell, Andrew Watt, Elizabeth King, David Ascher (not pictured: Mohsen Kazemi, Nichollas Scott)

  • Social Subcommittee

    The Social subcommittee keep us all networked face-to-face, organising regular social activities for EMCRs to catch-up and relax. These activities are a great way for new staff to make friends when they join our School!

    2019 Social subcommittee (left to right): Raissa Foncesa, Pin Shie Quah, Rachel McQuade, Sonia Ghilas, Justin Hardee, Katrina Bringer, Katharina Hochheiser, Annabel Bacham, Sophie Broughton (not pictured: Matt Rutar)