EGA Institute for Women's Health


UCL IfWH Early Career Researchers Network

Supporting the next generation of Women's Health researchers

The term Early-Stage Researcher refers to researchers in the first years (full-time equivalent) of their research activity, including the period of doctoral training and the postdoctoral period prior to obtaining tenure.

The IfWH ECR Network aims to support the delivery of a holistic learning environment that extends beyond individual research groups to facilitate the transition to becoming an independent researcher 

The forum will include a space for ECRs to present their own work, organise socials, obtain careers advice and peer support and centralise/ share the information about different events organised by the Faculty of Population and Health Sciences


We aim to deliver montly talks including both internal and external speakers covering a variety of different topics including:

Grant application writing

Preparing manuscripts for publication

Thesis writing skills 

Career planning

Masterclasses in specific lab techniques

PIs Careers stories

Careers in industry stories

Figures and graphs trouble-shooting clinics

We also aim to organise social events open to all members of the Institute that enable networking opportunities in an informal environment.

Next Event 

EGA-IfWH ECR Changemakers ELISA Masterclass Event

Theobald Lecture Theatre and labs, Chenies Mews
25th of May 10am-1pm

Facilitator: Dr Tania Castillo Hernandez, Postdoctoral
Research Associate
Target Audience: Master's students, PhD students, junior

Join us for the second masterclass of this series that will
include all aspects of the ELISA assay method. No prior
knowledge is required. The session will include a laboratory
demonstration and participants will get hands-on and learn
how to interpret assay data.

Registration: Please register your participation on the google
form link: https://forms.gle/enMCgsTQCEwgKmjh9

Please respond by 18 May for the latest to reserve you place
since places are limited!



UCL Doctoral School Skills Development Programme

UCL Careers Events

Research Coordination Office for Life and Medical Sciences 

Peer support and mentoring

Dr Pascale V Guillot and Dr Rajvinder Karda are team leads for the UCL IfWH mentoring scheme. ECRs are encouraged to participate in the scheme. To find out more contact p.guillot@ucl.ac.uk and r.karda@ucl.ac.uk

ECR Committee

Past Events

11/05/2022 ECR Changemakers Western Blot Masterclass

04/05/2022  ECR Changemakers Poster Session

27/04/2022  3MT competition

26/04/2022  EGA-IfWH Career Talks Series: Dr Helen O'Neill

26/11/2021 Viki Male, Imperial College

16/11/2021  Immunohistochemistry and Western Blot Workshop & lunch - Rebecca Northeast, Proteintech

01/11/2021  Halloween-themed Social Event 

29/10/2021  Helen Jones, University of Florida

12/10/2021 EGA-IfWH New Starters Welcome Event

24/09/2021 Understanding the dynamic ovarian cancer tumor microenvironment, Ben Bitler, University of Colorado

27/08/2021 Development of the trophectoderm in the human blastocyst: Dr Norah Fogarty, Kings College

11/05/2021 Careers outside academia: Ruth Weir, UCL Innovation and Enterprise

27/04/2021 Career in industry: Dr Rebecca Northeast, Proteintech

20/04/2021 PI Story: Dr Jens Madsen, IfWH