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Data Management Programme sessions - Training for Chemistry PDRAs

1st November 2017 and 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)

Meet your Peer-to-peer & Postdoc Mentors 

Thursday 12th October 2017, 17:00-19:00, Cybercafé - Pizza & Beer 

The Department of Chemistry is delighted to invite the academic community to the “Meet your Peer-to-peer & Postdoc Mentors event”. During this event, you will be able to meet your Peer-to-peer and Postdoc Mentors. Mentoring has been defined in many different ways, but is basically a system of semi-structured guidance whereby one person shares their knowledge, skills and experience, to assist others to progress in their own lives and careers.  In our Department, we have recognised that, in addition to the Academic Mentors, it may also prove very valuable for students to have access to both Peer-to-peer Mentors and Postdoc Mentors


Postdoc Lunch Forum

Tuesday 17th October, 12:00-13:30, Todd-Hamied room 

The PDAC committee is organizing a lunch forum to discuss post doc contract funding and career progression. This informal meeting will allow for all post docs to meet and raise any issues that are of concern to them. Liz Simmonds from the careers service will be present to speak to us about career progression and what services are available to post docs. A light lunch will be provided. All the Postdocs are welcome!

Please sign up at or contact Kathleen Pickett



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 Summer Mixer 2017

Thursday 24th August 2017 16:30-18:30 in the Cybercafé

The Postdoctoral Affairs Committee (PDAC) Summer Mixer Event was held on Thursday 24 August.


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