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 The Departmental Postdoc Committee Chairs Network was formed in May 2014 to form a University wide voice for postdocs.  At the inaugural meeting a list of 13 postdoc needs were identified and prioritised. 

Each of the identified priorities will be explored in depth at the termly DPCCN meeting and the outcomes reported to the OPdA Management Committee, PdOC Society and any other relevant committee e.g. Researcher Development Committee.

  • postdocs have the opportunity to achieve research excellence and recognition
  • postdocs have support for their strategic career plan and progression
  • postdocs have leadership and teaching opportunities
  • postdocs are represented at a departmental and University level
  • postdocs have access to appropriate and timely mentoring support
  • postdocs have a meaningful professional review e.g. with PI or line manager
  • postdocs have access to personal and professional development opportunities
  • postdocs are supported when moving to careers outside academia
  • postdocs have networking opportunities (both professionally and socially)
  • postdocs have a timely induction and are welcomed to Cambridge
  • postdocs receive 'alumni' benefits on leaving Cambridge
  • postdocs have a centrally managed listing for all training opportunities
  • postdocs have access to Collegiate Cambridge i.e. College affiliation


22 October 2015

19 May 2015

26 February 2015

08 October 2014

29 May 2014



DPCCN Consultation on the OPdA mentoring pilot scheme Oct 2015

DPCCN Consultation on 'access to Personal and Professional Development Opportunities Oct 2015

HR Committee Jan 2015

RDC Committee July 2014

OPdA Management Committee Feb 2014



18 May 2016

17 February 2016

24 October 2016

Upcoming events

Extraordinary General Meeting 2017

Jan 19, 2017

Postdoc Centre, Eastwood Room

PdOC Interdisciplinary Research Club - Tuesday 24th January

Jan 24, 2017

Eastwood Room, Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB

Burns Night dinner at the St John's Chop House

Jan 25, 2017

St John's Chop House, Northampton St, CB3 0AD

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