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Postdoc Welcome Events

The OPdA runs welcome events for all new postdocs - whether your contract is with the University, a Partner Institute or a College.

At these Postdoc Welcome events, you are given information about the wide range of opportunities and services available within Cambridge - and specifically how they can help you as a postdoc.

There is also an opportunity to talk directly to representatives from these services and to other new postdocs. 

The services cover:

▪       Support related to your research

▪       Career development and support beyond your research

▪       HR and other contract and employment-related matters

▪       Postdoc clubs, societies and sport

▪       Living and family life in Cambridge


Under normal circumstances, welcome events are held each term in the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington (105 Eddington Place, CB3 1AS) from 9:30am - 12:00pm.

During the current COVID-19 situation, we have moved our welcome events online. Upcoming inductions will be held from 10:00-11:30 via Zoom on:

We send out invitations to all new postdocs, or you can book a place by clicking on the dates above.


Universal bus map

Universal bus timetable

Eddington site map 


Download the Services Guide, which contains contact information and brief descriptions from a range of University services, networks and organisations that may be of interest to you:

Services guide


Download the presentations from the main speakers at the May 2020 OPdA induction event:

Careers Service

Human Resources

Researcher Development Programme

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Postdocs Of Cambridge Society



Download an information pack containing additional leaflets from many of the services which provide for postdocs

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