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What We Do

The mission of the OPdA is to enable each individual postdoc to realise their potential in their own ambitions and in contributing to the University and society as a whole.


Graphic showing the aspects of the OPdA's mission, listed in full below the image


Our core work covers the following areas:

  • Professional Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Leadership Fellowships
  • Policy
  • Postdoc Networks
  • Leadership Training
  • Corporate Engagement
  • Communication
  • Colleges
  • Pastoral Services
  • Postdoc Centres


Find out more about our work in each of these areas in the OPdA Overview.

You can find details of past work and projects in the OPdA 2013-2016 Progress Review.

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Join the Open Research Steering Committee

Mar 18, 2019

The Open Research Steering Committee are seeking two postdocs (one from STEMM and one from AHSS). Apply by 2 April 2019.

The Borysiewicz Fellows - Meet Team GC Connect

Feb 21, 2019

Meet Team GC Connect - they are on a mission to maximise the global impact of Cambridge research by creating opportunities for researchers to apply their expertise in the context of international development.

Opportunities to get involved in University & College rugby

Feb 07, 2019

Cambridge University Rugby Union Club wants to encourage postdocs to get involved with University sport, especially rugby.

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