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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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New Academy Series events for postdocs

Find out about our upcoming events, including an industry forum with GSK, a ‘psychology course’, a Q&A session with Cambridge Enterprise and an induction event for Arts, Humanities and Social Science postdocs.

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Calling all inventors, innovators and entrepreneurs

Cambridge Enterprise works with members of the University to help them commercialise their research and provide consultancy services to industry. They give vital support to early-stage companies, helping them develop innovative technology ventures which benefit society and the wider economy.

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Navigating the Career Hairpin

This project seeks to find out how researchers prepare for and deal with the significant career transition from being a postdoctoral researcher to achieving research independence by becoming a Principal Investigator (PI). The research specifically looks at the time period from when researchers started their PhD to obtaining their first substantial grant as PI. The project will develop resources to support the personal, professional and career development of postdoctoral researchers and will provide data to inform researcher and educational development policy and practice. The project is funded by The Elsevier Foundation New Scholars Programme, the University of Cambridge and Leiden University. Ethical approval was granted by the University of Cambridge on the 20th January 2014.

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Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge

EPOC is a group for postdocs interested in entrepreneurship. It will hold its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 21 April 2015 at 6pm at the Postdoc Centre. Drinks and refreshments will be provided

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T2M awards for researchers

The University of Turin, with support from the European Commission and the banking foundation Compagnia di San Paolo, has launched the second call of the 2020 RESEARCHERS: TRAIN TO MOVE (T2M) programme. The first call received a high level of interest so the second call intends to offer 14 more grants to highly skilled researchers, giving them the opportunity to carry out a research project at one of 26 hosting departments and to attend unique soft-skills training. The T2M experience aims to train researchers for developing careers in both academic and non-academic sectors. Deadline is 5-5-2015.

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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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