Dear all, my name is Natalia Bielczyk, and I am just completing my PhD thesis within the Donders Graduate School, Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. I am currently serving as a Career Development and Mentoring Manager within the student board of the Organization for Human Brain Mapping. Within this function, I am coordinating the OHBM International Online Mentoring Program, I am preparing a career-switching workshop for early career researchers (ECRs) for the OHBM annual meeting in Rome, and I am leading an open, collaborative project in which we are developing a set of career advice for ECRs in the natural sciences. I am also a founder of a new foundation Stichting Solaris Onderzoek en Ontwikkeling (the website is now under construction), which aims to help ECRs improve their life quality and help them in finding jobs outside academia. I am very happy to join the eLife community. ECRs need these initiatives more than ever!
Welcome to the forum, Natalia!
You're doing great work to help ECRs, keep it up!