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A warm welcome from Prof Chris Abell

In my role as Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, I welcome you to Cambridge. I hope that your time here is enjoyable, exciting and productive.

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Join our mailing list for announcements relevant to postdocs and researchers of the University of Cambridge. Our termly newsletter offers information on activities of interest to the postdoc community.

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Academy Series - How to train your PI - 23 & 30 October

The OPdA is pleased to host a frank conversation with Professor Jane Clarke, Department of Chemistry. She will be giving an open account of academic life, including communication between PI and postdoc, lab dynamics, negotiation skills and more.

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Affiliated Postdoctoral Memberships - Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study in the University of Cambridge and is currently offering a limited number of Affiliated Postdoctoral Memberships with the goal of allowing these researchers to participate more fully in the academic life of the University. Closing date is 14-11-14

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WOW Cambridge

WOW - Women of the World is a festival of talks, debates, music, film, comedy, performance and conversation that celebrates the talents of women and girls from all walks of life and all parts of the world. This event is at Cambridge Junction on 26-10.

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The UK Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers

An agreement between funders and employers to improve the support for researchers in UK universities.

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Getting Connected in Cambridge: induction event on 5th November

Have you become a postdoc in Cambridge in the last six months? Are you in the School of Physical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Clinical Medicine or Technology? You are warmly invited to Getting Connected in Cambridge: Insights and Opportunities for Research Staff at the Postdoc Centre, 5-11, 2-5pm. Places are limited so booking is advised.

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Social Entrepreneurship Awards

These awards support students, PhD students and postdocs at the University of Cambridge to develop their expertise, skills and business support structures in social entrepreneurship. You can apply for ‘Try it’ awards of up to £500 for new projects or ‘Do it’ awards of up to £5,000 for projects at a more developed stage by 12-12-2014.

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Rising Stars course

This offers training in public engagement and educational outreach for research students and early career research staff at the University of Cambridge. It is multi-disciplinary and completion counts as transferrable skills training. We welcome applicants from all subject areas - deadline is 22-10-2014.

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