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Postdoc Academy


Researcher development encompasses all the learning and development that you experience and acquire during your time in Cambridge.

It provides you with the skills you need right now for your current work, as well as for your future, whatever that might look like.

For ideas on ways you can develop yourself while you are at Cambridge, look at our Professional Development Guidelines for Researchers.

We deliver a diverse programme of activities and resources for researchers, as well as acting as a hub for the coordination of researcher development provision in the University.


Postdoc Inductions

The Postdoc Academy runs welcome events for all new postdocs where you'll be given information about the wide range of opportunities and services available within Cambridge, and specifically how they can help you as a postdoc.


Online Professional Development

To help you navigate and choose relevant topics for you, we've collated online professional development resources around a series of themes, which you can access at any time.


1:1 Support and Coaching

As a postdoc, you can access confidential one-to-one support (currently online) with experts in career planning, communication and personal impact, and public engagement.



Mentoring is a key part of the Postdoc Academy’s approach to improving research culture and creating a more open, supportive environment - we offer individualised matching with mentors drawn from academia, business and industry, governance, administration and charities.


Entrepreneurial Mindset and Skills

The Postdoc Academy provides a range of activities to support innovation, entrepreneurship and translational activity at all stages of the entrepreneurial journey - particularly focusing on developing early awareness and facilitating access to wider research and innovation networks.