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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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PPD Committee seeking new postdoc representative

May 20, 2019

The PPD Committee is seeking a new postdoc representative, to start from September 2019.

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.

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