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Postdoc Academy

 

There are now estimated to be 75-80,000 postdocs nationwide in the UK. To put this in perspective, the entire US boasts between 80-100,000 postdocs. The UK is clearly a hub for young talent - something we must work hard to maintain in the years to come.

There are a number of organisations around the UK and Europe which bring together and give voice to postdoc representatives.

 

Researchers14

The Postdoc Academy is a founding member of Researchers14 – a group of UK universities interested in promoting and developing provision for postdoctoral researchers.

Together, these universities represent 65% of the research staff community in the UK. 

With this group of researchers as its sole focus, Researchers14 provides a strategic view of the people, culture and issues surrounding this researcher community, and shares good practice in researcher development.

 

UK Research Staff Association (UKRSA)

The UKRSA is a group of research staff representatives from a broad range of UK universities, acting as a collective voice for research staff.

Established in 2010, they aim to support the careers of research staff and to promote interactions between researchers in different institutions. The mission of the association is to “empower research staff to take control of their career, and contribute to policy”.

The association is supported by Vitae.

 

Vitae

Vitae is a membership organisation aiming to strengthen institutional provision for the professional development of their researchers.

 

ENPA

The European Network of Postdoctoral Associations was formed to bring together postdoctoral associations and individual postdoctoral scientists currently working in Europe.

Latest news

The Proactive Postdoc

18 January 2021

Our new podcast series showcases former Cambridge postdocs to shed light on how they maximised their time to learn and develop while working in the University.

Remembering Professor Chris Abell FRS FMedSci (1957-2020)

28 October 2020

A tribute to Professor Chris Abell, a kind and compassionate man who went out of his way to champion the postdoc community.

Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 Round-up

25 September 2020

Highlights from the celebrations for Postdoc Appreciation Week 2020 at Cambridge.

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