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Welcome to the Postdoc Centre @ Eddington!

last modified Sep 22, 2017 12:05 PM
We are delighted to say that the fantastic new, purpose-built Postdoc Centre at Eddington in north west Cambridge is officially launched.

This week has been National Postdoc Appreciation Week, very well timed for the opening of the University's flagship Postdoc Centre - a wonderful new professional and social nexus for postdocs, in the centre of the exciting Eddington development.

The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington was opened by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, on Wednesday 20 September. We were honoured that so many were able to join us from around the postdoc community and the wider University, as well as representatives from research councils, policy organisations, and other universities.

The two buildings provide:

  • hot desking space for postdocs
  • a small meeting room
  • a 150-seater lecture room
  • a large conference room
  • break-out space with meeting pods
  • as well as office space for the OPdA, PdOC, NVS and the Isaac Newton Trust

As with the other centres at Mill Lane and the Biomedical Campus, all of the meeting spaces are free to book for postdocs or for those providing training and events for postdocs.

We have lots of big plans for the place and can't wait to see what the postdoc community will do with it.

The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington has also seen it's inaugural event this week, with the incredibly successful National Postdoc Meeting organised by the Postdocs of Cambridge Society. The two-day meeting brought together postdocs and members of research staff associations from around the UK to input into the ongoing review of the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.

The meeting concluded with a panel of leading funders and research institutions who contributed their perspectives on the future of postdocs and policy. The panel featured:

  • Professor Eilís Ferran - Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional Affairs, University of Cambridge
  • Dr Candace Hassall - Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust
  • Linda Holliday - Director of Capacity and Skills Development at the Medical Research Council
  • David McAllister - Head of Skills and Careers at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
  • Dr Jo Dally - Head of Policy (Research) at the Royal Society

Keep an eye on the PdOC website for the outcomes of this meeting.

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