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Merit Award Scheme - the following applies ONLY to Research Assistants, Research Associates and Senior Research Associates paid a salary through the university payroll

The university has reinstated its merit award scheme, where research staff can apply for a salary increment (otherwise known as a contribution increment) in recognition of an outstanding and sustained contribution over and above the normal expectation for the role.  Up to three contribution increments may be awarded to an individual in any 12-month period, provided that the individual’s basic salary plus contribution increments does not exceed the top point of the relevant payscale.  This applies to Grade 5 research assistants, Grade 7 research associates and Grade 9 senior research associates.  
 
If you wish to submit an application, you should discuss this with your supervisor in the first instance, as any application must receive your supervisor’s support.  If you then decide to submit an application, please complete Part 1 of form HR37 (attached) and then pass to your supervisor, who must complete Part 2 of the form and then submit both parts to me.
 
In your application you must describe those areas of your work where you believe that you have achieved outstanding and sustained performance.  Your application will need to provide tangible evidence that your personal contribution, commitment, and exercise of initiative, is over and above what is expected of a person performing normally and competently at your grade.  
 
Complete applications must be received to me by no later than July 31st.  Successful awards will be payable from October 1st 2021.

Recycle your research poster event  - On Thurs 6th Feb up to 40 researchers in Chemistry attended the 'Recycle your poster' lunch event in the Todd Hamied.

This gave the opportunity for both postdocs and Postgrads to share discussions on research initially focusing on the nine posters voluntarily presented by members of the department.
The lively and enthusiastic discussions were evident and general feedback was incredibly positive highlighting the importance and value placed on these intercative PDAC events.

Postdoc Careers Service

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.


These pages are to publicise and celebrate postdoc and contract researcher news and events. For this, we need your help:

Please contact chem-postdoc-affairs@lists.cam.ac.uk to notify us of awards, news and events that we can post on this page.