The EPSRC IGT Network+ fosters and encourages research collaborations between academia, industry and clinics across the UK with the ultimate of aim of clinical translation of IGT. To ensure that early career researchers (PhDs and Postdocs) benefit from the network just as much as principal investigators, the IGT Network+ introduced the role of Young Scientist Representatives in spring 2017.

These individuals were tasked with representing PhDs and Post-docs in the IGT community nationwide and participating in the tri-annual Network Management Group meetings. During these meetings, there is an opportunity to be pro-active and raise any issues regarding the structure of the IGT Network+ meetings, funding calls, the newsletter & website and other advertising and marketing strategies. There are opportunities to get involved in coverage for the newsletter and co-organise and chair the dedicated Early Career Researcher session at each Network meeting. In June 2018, we successfully organised the first Early Career Researcher workshop in King’s College London.

The role of the Network’s Young Scientist Representative is what you choose to make out of it.

Currently, the Young Scientist Representatives are Dr Bilal Tahir (University of Sheffield) and Katjana Ehrlich (Heriot-Watt University) (for more information and we are very much looking forward to recruiting an additional member to joining our team.

If you are interested, please send to, by midnight 04 August 2018, one or two paragraphs around what things would make the IGT network valuable to you from a scientific, academic and career prospective.