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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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Unlock your entrepreneurial potential!

Ever wondered how to turn an idea into a start-up company? How to transfer your science into commercial success? How to build a killer app and become the next Flappy Bird millionaire, Bill Gates or Mark Mark Zuckerberg? How to provide links between your data and pressing societal questions? EnviroInno is for you. Apply now for the two training events: "Unlocking the Entrepreneurial Potential of Earth & Environment Research" and/or "Building Web Apps to Transform Data into Solutions: Coding for EnviroInnovators". Email Sally Fenn at before 30-11.

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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. Deadline update: 28-11-14

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Christmas closure

The Postdoc Centre will be closed from Monday 22-12-14 until Friday 2-1-15. It will reopen on Monday 5-1-15. Please note that no room bookings will be accepted during this period.

Introduction to Research Integrity at Cambridge - 3-12-2014

This is a new course aimed at exploring issues of research integrity, ethics and misconduct on a local, national and international stage. Led by the University’s Research Governance and Integrity Officer, it will introduce key policies and procedures that all researchers should be aware of and help participants understand some of the challenges to the integrity of research and consider what individuals, groups and institutions can do to tackle them.

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How to approach an academic publisher

The Perfect Proposal: Everything You Wanted to Know about Approaching an Academic Publisher, with Phil Meyler, Publishing Development Director at Cambridge University Press, will provide top tips on getting your book or journal article published and a chance to have your say on how you would like to shape publishing in future. Monday 24-11-14, 6-8pm at the Postdoc Centre.

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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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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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