The ESPR Early Career Investigators Section

Welcome to ESPR's most recently founded section – the Early Carreer Investigators (ECI)

We are a platform for researchers in their early career enabling them to network across borders and professions. We promote educational and scientific opportunities by joining efforts and collaborating with other ESPR sections.

  • Meet the Section Council

    Kerstin Jost, MD, PhD
    Fellow in Neonatology 
    Section Chair since 2022
    Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

    Allan Jenkinson, MD
    Fellow in Neonatology 
    Section Council member since 2022
    King's College Hospital, London, UK

    Enikő Szakmár, MD, PhD
    Resident in Pediatrics
    Section Council member since 2022
    Semmelweiss University, Budapest, Hungary

    Genny Raffaeli, MD
    Section Council member since 2022
    Fondazione IRCCS Ca' Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico, Milan, Italy
  • Current projects of the section
    • Onboarding of new ESPR members in their early career
    • Review article 'The future of multimodal monitoring in the neonatal intensive care unit'
    • Social event for early career investigators at annual congresses jENS and EAPS
  • Membership

    Membership is open to ESPR members of all specialties and professions: we cordially invite students, nursing staff, physicians and midwives to apply. Applicants should be below the age of 45 at the time of application as well as within 10 years of their PhD defense or end of specialist training. Exceptions will however be considered on an individual basis.

  • Upcoming meetings of the section

    Participation by interested non-members is welcome and encouraged. Please contact the ESPR Secretariat via, they will be more than happy to send you meeting infos of the ECI section.

  • How to engage with us

    We welcome inquiries from engaged people of any background and at any career point (students included). Please contact the ESPR Secretariat via, who will forward your request to Kerstin Jost, the ECI Section Chair.

Why join the ESPR

Find out about our membership benefits

Learn more

ESPR Research Grant Programme

Discover our grant opportunities

Learn more

The ESPR's meetings

The jENS and EAPS formats

Learn more