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Postdoc Academy


Researcher development encompasses all the learning and development that you experience 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.

You can find upcoming training for researchers from a range of providers across the University on our Postdoc Calendar.

At the Postdoc Academy, we deliver a diverse programme of activities and resources specifically for postdocs.


Explore our programme:


Masterclasses, Workshops and Courses

Masterclasses are 1- to 2-hour virtual webinars.

Workshops are half- to full-day interactive sessions, usually in person.

Courses are more in-depth training on a theme, which runs over a series of days.

Find upcoming sessions


Virtual Writing Retreats

We host online writing retreats on the first and third Thursday of every month during the academic year.

Each session provides a friendly and constructive environment to meet fellow researchers from several institutions, discuss challenges, and work in a focused way using the Pomodoro technique.

Find upcoming retreats



Our mentoring scheme matches postdocs with a mentor from academia or beyond.

It runs twice per year, with application deadlines in November and March.

Find out more


Communication Coaching

Professional Communication Coach, Paula Rosen, offers 1:1 coaching sessions to postdocs.

Paula can help you refine your presentation skills, speak more confidently as a leader in your research field, and develop new approaches to your communication.

Book a 1:1 coaching session


Entrepreneurial Training

The Postdoc Academy is a leading partner within Postdocs to Innovators (p2i), which provides training and activities for postdocs to develop entrepreneurial skills and explore different avenues of research impact.

Find out more


Online Professional Development

We also curate a series of online professional development resources that are free for you to access at any time.

Explore the resources