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Postdoc Academy


At the Postdoc Academy, we provide some resources to help you get started when you are new to your postdoc contract at Cambridge.

You can also listen to our podcast with two postdocs who recently joined the University discussing their experiences and advice on being new to Cambridge and making the transition from PhD to postdoc:


Postdoc Welcome Events

We run Postdoc Welcome Events five times per year, for postdocs joining the University of Cambridge.

These sessions include presentations from the Postdoc Academy, PdOC, Careers Service and HR, followed by a Q&A and then themed networking.

You will be given information on how to navigate life as a researcher in Cambridge and then have the opportunity to network with other new postdocs and University services.

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Quick-Start Guide for New Postdocs

If you're new to your postdoc position, or have just found the Postdoc Academy, this guide suggests the six best ways to get started and make the most of our services.

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Postdoc Guide to University Services

There is a wealth of support for postdocs delivered by different people across the University, but finding it all can be a challenge.

This guide will help you find your way to the resources, networks and organisations beyond the Postdoc Academy that offer support to you as a postdoc.

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Moving to Cambridge Information

There is a lot of support available to help your move to Cambridge go as smoothly as possible.

This section provides details of some of the most important aspects of moving to Cambridge – especially where there is particular assistance for postdocs.

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