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Postdoc Academy


As you may be aware, to increase testing for COVID-19, the University of Cambridge, GSK and AstraZeneca recently set up a testing facility in the Anne McLaren Building on the University’s Biomedical Campus.

Volunteers from all parties have been working at the centre since the beginning of May and we are grateful to those of you who have been able to participate in this.  

From 1 August, the running of this centre will be taken over by Charles River and recruitment is now starting for some paid roles (including part-time), to commence from 1 August 2020, through until April 2021.

If you are interested in being a part of this important work, you can read the job descriptions and apply here:

For queries relating to these roles, including information about pay rate, please contact Charles River directly using the following address only:

Please be aware that you may not receive a response until up to 48 hours after you’ve submitted your query.


On 14th July, a second Q&A session will be held with the recruiter, you can sign-up and submit your question here.

Meeting & waiting room open at 12pm

Q&A commences 12:15pm

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Stephen Hawking Fellowships 2020 - apply by 7 September

29 July 2020

The fellowships will provide up to 4 years’ funding for postdoctoral fellows with a strong passion for curiosity driven science that seek to challenge current assumptions, advance scientific knowledge and inspire the public through their discoveries.

Global Future Councils Fellowship - apply by 14 August

22 July 2020

The World Economic Forum’s Global Future Councils are seeking to appoint a number of postdoctoral fellows.

Schmidt Science Fellowship - 2021 call now open

16 July 2020

Final Year PhD students in STEMM disciplines are invited to self-nominate for the 2021 Schmidt Science Fellows programme.