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Postdoc news and events

Postdoc Summer Mixer

Thursday 24 August 2017 4:30 - 6:30 pm in the Cybercafé

The Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (PDAC) invited all Department of Chemistry contract and academic staff to our Summer Mixer Event. 

RSVP by Thursday 17 August 2017




Research Data Management workshop

Tuesday 5 Sept 2017

Join the Office of Scholarly Communication for a Research Data Management workshop at the Postdoc Centre Seminar Room Biomedical Campus, and learn strategies for backing up your computer, for naming and organising your files, and for exchanging files with collaborators, as well as essential information about funder requirements for making your digital information (or data) available.Managing digital information properly is a complex issue. Doing it correctly from the start could save you a lot of time and hassle when preparing a publication or writing up your thesis. Tea and coffee will be provided.

Micro-algae research profiled

Postdoc Dr Ziyi Yu's work in Professor Chris Abell's micro-droplets research lab has been featured in the University of Cambridge profile series "This Cambridge Life."



Best Mentor Award - Postdoc category 2017

Congratulations to Principal Research Associate Dr Janet Kumita, who has won the Proteintech Best Mentor Award.

The nomination stated:   “I am continually amazed by her efforts, and cannot think of another person more deserving of this recognition. As stated in the introduction for this award, “many critical mentors in science go unheralded.” Janet does not take on the vast responsibilities that come with playing a key role in managing an entire Centre on top of mentoring many researchers to get recognition, but I am certain there is no one in the Centre who does not appreciate and respect all that Janet does for us. Our Centre is undoubtedly a better place because of Dr. Kumita, and we are all most fortunate and grateful for her guidance.”   -  Ryan Limbocker, University of Cambridge

Postdoc autumn event 2016

On Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 the PDAC Committee held a Postdoc Support Event inviting a range of speakers to talk to postdocs in the Department. Around 25 people heard representatives from PDAC, the Chemistry Library, ​RDP​, OPDA and Cambridge Enterprise giving informative and supportive talks regarding a range of both current and forthcoming issues and events. The delicious buffet and glass of wine ​afterwards ​added to this very worthwhile event.

Postdoc Summer event 2016

Wednesday 20th July welcomed, what is now a PDAC tradition, our annual Summer Garden Party. This year the sunshine shone upon us at the Peterhouse College Fellows’ Garden, where members from our postdoctoral research community gathered to meet one another over strawberries & cream and scones (along with the odd glass or two of Pimm’s!). The event began with opening remarks from Dr. Nick Bampos, Deputy Head of Department and was attended by around 50 people. It was a great opportunity to meet with PDRAs from different research groups and to share a drink in an idyllic Cambridge setting.

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