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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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Clinical School Postdoc Day

Are you a postdoc at the Clinical School? The Clinical School postdoc committee invites you to the first Clinical School Postdoc Day. The programme features a welcome talk from Professor Patrick Maxwell (Regius Professor of Physic), a fascinating keynote from Dr Helen Lee (Department of Haematology), and an introduction to the development of the Biomedical Campus by Jeannette Walker (Project Director, Addenbrookes Expansion). In addition, we’ll hear about the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, changes to USS pensions, and employee benefits relevant to Clinical School PDocs.

Registration and further information

Do you have a passion for entrepreneurship and an idea you wish to explore?

Cambridge Enterprise and Entrepreneurial Postdocs Of Cambridge (EPOC) are launching a new business creation competition for postdocs of the University of Cambridge. The competition offers you the chance to win early funding for your business idea, with prizes of £15k and £7.5k for the first and second places respectively. Full details will be available from Monday 3rd August.

Find out more about EPOC

Equipment for postdocs

Did you know that you can access the Equipment Sharing Database via your Raven log-in? This can be useful if you are searching for particular or specific equipment to work with, or if you need to find a replacement in a hurry. This database provides access to over 2300 individual items of equipment and over 60 facilities within Cambridge alone, plus access to 237 Facilities across the partnership with other institutions. We would suggest that you contact your supervisor in the first instance to liaise directly with equipment owners.

Link to database

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.

To find out more, click here

Images: Johannes Hjorth, Mill Shek, Sir Cam, University of Cambridge, Ramunas Geciauskas, Pixabay

The Postdoc Centre is 1 year old!

It has been a wonderful year for Team OPdA, beyond our expectations when we launched the Postdoc Centre back on 22nd May 2014. Read about our journey and hear from some of our postdocs by clicking the link below. Cambridge News visited the Centre this week and wrote a wonderful article about our first anniversary. You can see photos of the launch and our past events by clicking the link 'OPdA Newsletter & News Archive' on your right.

Read the article here

Celebrating our Volunteers

Read about our volunteers' experiences, watch our volunteer video or find out more about the dedicated staff running the Postdoc Centre.

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Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge

EPOC is a group for postdocs interested in entrepreneurship. Click on the EPOC tab to find out more about its members and activities.

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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.

Click here to download

Upcoming events

Extraordinary Leadership

Sep 08, 2015

The Postdoc Centre, The Basement, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge. CB2 1SB

School of the Biological Sciences Postdoc Research Day

Sep 16, 2015

Biochemistry Sanger Building - 80 Tennis Court Road Cambridge, Cambs CB2 1GA GB

Seed Funds - Supporting New Ventures

Sep 16, 2015

The Eastwood Room @ the Postdoc Centre

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