LICAMM Early Career Group

The LICAMM Early Career Group (ECG) aims to provide a network and community for the career development of early career researchers within LICAMM.

The group is co-ordinated by active researchers representing each of the divisions within LICAMM; between them they arrange a series of meetings and seminars relevant to early career researchers. Events are advertised via event listings below and through our mailing list (see “How to join” below). As well as regular internal meetings, we arrange one-off events, in which we invite speakers from across the University of Leeds and beyond. These meetings educate and inform our members of the different options that are available to them, as well as offering the opportunity to network with other early career researchers across LICAMM. Please see our latest news section to get an idea of the type of events we have held in the past.

Who is Eligible

The LICAMM ECG is open to anyone who defines themselves as ‘early career’; including postgraduate students, postdoctoral researchers and any other staff within LICAMM who consider themselves at the early stages of their career. Our group supports all staff and postgraduate students whether they are interested in a future career in academia, wider research or another related field. If you are not sure whether the early careers group is for you, please get in touch with the committee (see "Get in Touch" below).

How to Join 

You do not need to register or sign up to be part of the early careers group – just turn up at any events which are of interest. Events are advertised through our mailing list, so please sign up here or check on this website under "events" to keep up to date.

Please direct any new starters (PhD/MD students or postdoctoral researchers) to our induction leaflet which can be accessed by clicking the link below:

LICAMM ECG Induction Leaflet 

Get in Touch

To get in touch with the committee, please email

Alternatively, feel free to get in touch directly with one of the current committee members from your division:

If your division or group is not currently represented, and you would like to become involved in the organisation and running of early career group events please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Latest news

LICAMM to Lecturing

Dr Kirsten Riches – Biochemistry Lecturer at University of Bradford Kirsten used to work at LICAMM as a post-doctoral fellow since 2008. Transitioned to lecturing in 2015.

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Latest events

Watch this space for upcoming events from the Early Career Group.