Early Career Scientist

Are you a postgraduate student or a scientist from academia or industry who has received his/her highest degree (MSc, or PhD) within the past ten years?

Then this page is particularly of interest to you.

As an Early Career Scientist, you can participate to the ILSI Europe activity like all other experts. This will give you the opportunity to meet and exchange with your peers. In addition, you may also be paired with a mentor for specific tasks.

An Expert Group carries out the work outlined by the task force, such as collecting & analyzing 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 Black & White Report (ILSI Europe Report Series) may also be produced at a later stage, subject to approval by the Board of Directors.

What are the benefits of joining an ILSI Europe Expert Group 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

How can you join?

1) Check the eligibility criteria

    To be eligible to join the ECS program at ILSI Europe, 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 ongoing activities.

3) Email Us

If you are interested in joining one of our upcoming groups, send your motivation and CV to Isabelle Guelinckx at
iguelinckx@ilsieurope.be. Email us, and let’s boost your career even further.