Effective Self-Management for Early Career Researchers in the Natural and Life Sciences

Neuron. 2020 Apr 22;106(2):212-217. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2020.03.015.


Early career researchers (ECRs) are faced with a range of competing pressures in academia, making self-management key to building a successful career. The Organization for Human Brain Mapping undertook a group effort to gather helpful advice for ECRs in self-management.

Keywords: ECRs; career development; early career researchers; mentoring; networking; self-management.

MeSH terms

  • Biological Science Disciplines / education*
  • Brain Mapping
  • Career Choice*
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Mentors
  • Natural Science Disciplines / education*
  • Research Personnel*
  • Self-Management*
  • Work / psychology