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The Postdoc Community

There are just over 4,000 postdocs working in Cambridge, of which 3,000 are employed directly by the University and 1,000 are employed as Junior Research Fellows by the Colleges, the University Partner Institutes, or funded by external fellowships.

They make up more than 35% of total University staff and they are the fastest growing staff group – more than 160% since 2000.

They are also the most diverse staff group by nationality, coming to Cambridge from over 90 countries around the world (including 28-40% EU/EAA nationals).

This is an exciting community to be part of and there are a number of groups who can help you and your family to settle in, build a social network and get involved with the life of the University.


Postdoc Societies

Departmental Postdoc Committees

Newcomers and Visiting Scholars

OPdA Volunteering Scheme

University Clubs & Societies

OPdA Tweets

Upcoming events

NERC Open Meeting

Mar 27, 2018

Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography, Downing Site

Cambridge Enterprise Consultancy 101 workshop & networking lunch

Mar 28, 2018

Hicks Room, University Centre CB2 1RU

Upcoming events

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University visa loan scheme to launch in April

Mar 06, 2018

In early April, the University will launch a new visa loan scheme for all current and prospective staff, and their dependants, who hold or require a Tier 2 visa sponsored by the University.

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Mar 01, 2018

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Join Technology i-Teams for the Easter Term - apply by 12 March

Feb 26, 2018

Interested in how new technologies are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience?

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