The University of Oxford has a large and world class community of neuroscientists. There are many established collaborative opportunities within the senior academics, but there is still limited communication between the early-career researchers. We believe that neuroscience in Oxford could be a richer and more productive experience if a forum existed for technical and conceptual discussions between this group of scientists.
Therefore, we are pleased to introduce NeuroNetwork, an informal association of early career researchers with the aim of fostering a network of mutual support amongst young Oxford scientists. NeuroNetwork will be run by postdocs for postdocs, and we are very happy for people from all areas of science to join so as to encourage interdisciplinary discussions and the potential for knowledge exchange and novel collaborations between disciplines. We envisage these meetings as a way to allow the better identification of shared scientific aims and technical processes.
We hope that NeuroNetwork will provide a unique opportunity for early career scientists to network and exchange ideas, for seeking help with career decisions, and in the long term for the development of an alumni network. And last but not least, an opportunity to socialise and find out what the postdoc on the second floor has been doing all these years.