Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists

Early Career Scientists are postgraduate students or scientists from academia or industry who have received their highest degree (MSc, or PhD) within the past ten years. As an Early Career Scientist, you can participate in ILSI Europe Expert Groups like all other experts. This gives you the opportunity to meet and exchange with your peers. You may also be paired with a mentor for specific tasks.

Expert Groups carry out the work and activities outlined by ILSI Europe Task Forces, such as collecting and analysing data, and writing scientific papers. The output of their work is published primarily in peer-reviewed scientific journals and disseminated at relevant events. Each activity has to result in a peer-reviewed publication. A Concise Monograph or a Black & White Report (ILSI Europe Report Series) may also be produced at a later stage, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

Why join ILSI Europe Expert Groups as an Early Career Scientist?


  • Contribute to the design and execution of a research project with experts and KOLs in your field
  • Share authorship of peer reviewed publication(s) in high impact journals


  • Exchange with other experts in ILSI Europe network
  • Participate to online and international conferences
  • Travel and accommodation costs are covered by ILSI Europe (for scientists working in academia, institutions, or non-profit organisations)

Skills development

Learn on-the-job skills with KOLs such as design of a research project, project management, and scientific writing & communication


Our experts make in-kind contributions. However, when a publication is accepted, every author may ask for a small honorarium (for scientists working in academia, institutions, or non-profit organisations)

How can you join?

1) Check your eligibility

To be eligible to join an Expert Group as ECS, the scientist must:

     Reside in Europe

    Be able to communicate proficiently in English

  Have an affiliation with an academic or public institution, or with a member company of ILSI Europe

2) Identify the task force and expert groups

To be able to give a good quality contribution, find a scientific activity which aligns best with your expertise. You will find all the details about our scientific portfolio in our Activity Document. We have a constant stream of new activities, so contact us if you have any questions on our upcoming activities.

3) Email Us

If you are interested in joining one of our upcoming Expert Groups, send your CV and a motivation letter to Isabelle Guelinckx at

To see open opportunities, visit the Career page.

Let’s boost your career even further!