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Postdoc Christmas Event 2016

Postdoc news and events 

Postdoctoral College Affiliations currently open  

It is a great opportunity to enjoy the facilities, benefits, teaching opportunities and interdisciplinary contacts that a College can offer. Current Postdoctoral Affiliation opportunities

Soapbox Science: Deadline 23 February 2018  

Soapbox Science is coming to Cambridge on Saturday 2nd June as part of the Strawberry Fair! Soapbox Science is a public outreach platform promoting women in science and the work they do and which aims to inspire more children to get into science. Applications are now open for speakers who would like to engage with a new, non-science audience. They are looking for scientists in all areas, from PhD students to Professors, who would like to bring science to the public.
Their award-winning events happen in public spaces where scientists stand on soapboxes and talk to the public about their research in fun and engaging ways using big props and interactive experiments. Find out more about the project.

Cambridge Science Festival: 12 - 25 March 2018 

If you would like to volunteer during the Festival as a steward and be part of this great event, please get in touch and request a volunteer expression of interest formThe recruitement for volunteer starts stewards in January each year.

Data Management Programme sessions - Training for Chemistry PDRAs (essential for Fellowship applications): 11 April 2018

11th April 2018, 10:00-12:00, Todd-Hamied room

All you need to know about Data Management Plans 

Are you a post-doc applying for grants? Do you need to write a Data Management Plan as part of your grant application but don't know how? Are you a post-doc who is just interested in learning about writing data management plans? If so, this session is for you.

During this session you will learn everything you need to know about data management plans:

  • What they are
  • Why they are suddenly required as part of grant applications
  • What to include in data management plans
  • Tools to help writing data management plans

Clair Castle (Senior Librarian)

Chemistry Open day - Saturday, 17 March 2018

Chemistry Showcase and Chemistry Networks week - 25 - 28 Septembre 2018

Cambridge Festival of Ideas: 15 - 28 Octobre 2018

There are many ways in which you can get involved with the Festival of Ideas - whether you're a volunteer or a speaker, the Festival is a great forum for spreading knowledge and exploring innovative ideas.

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.

Links to Past Events (Description & Pictures)

PDAC Christmas Event: Over 30 Postdocs enjoyed mulled wine and Christmas canapes in a festive looking Cybercafé on Tuesday 12 December. 

PDAC Lunch Forum was held on Tuesday 17 October.

PDAC Summer Mixer Event was held on Thursday 24 August.

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