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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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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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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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Volunteers wanted - Dignity @ Work

Would you like to help staff affected by difficult working relationships, including bullying and harassment and also develop new skills? The University of Cambridge is committed to protecting the dignity of all members of the University community in their work and their interactions with others. Our Contacts meet with individuals confidentially to listen to their concerns, explain the University’s policy and procedures on bullying and harassment, help them to understand the courses of action open to them, and highlight internal and external sources of support. We welcome applications from all staff groups. Closing date for applications: Friday 3rd April 2015. Interviews will be held on 22nd and 24th April 2015.

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