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Postdoc Academy

 

Postdocs, or early career researchers, are crucial for the University’s world-class research and a vital part of the University community. There are just over 4,200 working in Cambridge, of which 3,200 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. They are also the most diverse staff group by nationality, coming to Cambridge from over 95 countries around the world.

These statistics alone tell only part of the story. It is the University’s vision for each individual postdoc to realise their potential in their own ambitions and in contributing to the University and society as a whole.

To achieve this vision, the University established the Postdoc Academy as the lead organisation relating to the postdoctoral community. There is also a dedicated programme for postdocs at the Careers Service.

The community of Cambridge postdocs contributes actively to a rich environment of support, through the Postdocs of Cambridge Society (PdOC) and other postdoc-led organisations.

There is substantial support for postdocs embedded around the University so we have created this website to help you easily navigate all of the resources that are available to you. We hope it will be a useful resource throughout your time here.

The following pages provide details of the Postdoc Academy’s role within the University - who we are and what we’re working on, and how this fits into the wider research/higher education landscape.

 

About the Postdoc Academy

Meet the Team

Corporate Engagement

Postdocs in the UK Higher Education Landscape

Contact Us

Latest news

Homerton Changemakers - call for postdocs

24 February 2021

Homerton Changemakers invites five postdocs to attend their virtual residential programme on entrepreneurialism and innovation.

Call for questions from postdoc carers

22 February 2021

Do you have any childcare responsibilities? Are you looking after your partner or an elderly person? Are you a parent/carer of a child with special needs? There are many ways that the University services can help you and the Postdoc Academy invites you to submit your questions on this topic.

Career Support Fund - apply by 15 March

17 February 2021

The Career Support Fund is available to all staff who can provide evidence that their careers have been, or are being, disrupted as a direct result of the pandemic, or due to a career break taken for caring responsibilities.

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