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The Postdoc Centres

OPdA @ the Postdoc Centre

On 22 May 2014 the OPdA officially launched the Postdoc Centre, based in the basement of 16 Mill Lane. The office is staffed from 09:30am to 16:30pm, Monday to Friday. The Centre offers a range of helpful information and support to postdocs, their partners and families.

In 2016 we opened a second Postdoc Centre at the Biomedical Campus, to provide a space and support for the postdocs based at the Clinical School.

Our dedicated team will guide you through the maze that is your time at Cambridge. This may include:

• Moving to Cambridge
• Settling in, including family integration
• HR matters
• Immigration matters (please note we cannot provide immigration advice but can refer you to our immigration team, who will assist)
• Mentoring
• Careers
• Additional training
• Concordat and national researcher information
• Information on joining departmental postdoc committees and the PdOC Society
• Information on our partner volunteer scheme.

Both centres provide a library/common room with coffee, tea, computer facilities and journal/newspaper access. We also offer free meeting/seminar rooms for postdocs to use.

At the Mill Lane Centre, this includes a board room, seating up to 20, a 35-seat seminar room and a 110sq m multi-purpose room accommodating up to 80 people.  You can book to use these rooms for free here.

At the Biomedical Campus Centre, this includes a board room seating up to 10, a seminar room seating up to 30, and a multi-purpose room seating up to 50. You can book to use these rooms for free here.

The Mill Lane office co-locates the PdOC Society and the Newcomers and Visiting Scholars, which both offer social and networking events. 

Where to find us

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

Phone: +44 (0)1223 336777. Email:


OPdA, Postdoc Centre, Biomedical Campus - Clinical School entrance, Bay 13, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 0SP.

Phone: +44 (0)1223 336749. Email:

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Upcoming events

Pitching Training Event

Sep 15, 2017

Seminar Room B, 17 Mill Lane

Pitch Your Postdoc

Sep 21, 2017

The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington, North West Cambridge

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