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Postdocs in the department

The department is committed to ensure that postdocs and all contract researchers enjoy the best possible facilities, working environment and opportunities for career development. These researchers make an invaluable contribution to the world-leading status of the department's research, as well as to its wider life. Postdoctoral and contract researchers are active in every part of the department:  engaging in research, giving talks and presenting posters, participating in outreach programmes, and organising social affairs and sports teams!  

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.

Proposed date for Summer event 20th July 2017 - watch this space!

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.

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