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PdOC Guides

We have produced a number of guides to help with being a postdoc in Cambridge.


The New Starters Guide provides a broad overview of the various useful resources:

New Starters Guide (pdf)


If you do not yet have a postdoctoral position, or are coming to the end of one and want to find another, this guide should be useful:

How to Find a Postdoc (pdf)


College affiliation is a topic most postdocs wonder about soon after starting.  This guide gives you all the information you need:

College Affiliation Guide


Teaching is something most postdocs want to do. This guide gives you information on the range of oportunities available, including supervising.

Teaching Information

Research can be tough.  This guide will help you to survive!

UCU Researcher Survival Guide (pdf)


Pensions and postdocs.  Information direct from the University Pensions Office about the USS scheme

Pensions and Postdocs


Immigration information.  Information from the University Immigration & Compliance Manager.


Volunteering is beneficial for those who volunteer, as well as those who are in need of help.  There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in Cambridge.  For example, see how you can help out the PdOC society below!

Volunteering Guide


PdOC needs your help!

Would you like to help to keep these guides up to date?    If you would like to write a new guide or simply update an existing guide please contact the PdOC Committee (pdoc AT 

Upcoming events

PdOC March Pub Night

Mar 31, 2017

The Geldart, 1 Ainsworth Street

PdOC After Work: College Affiliations

Apr 04, 2017

The Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, CB2 1SB

PdOC Film Night - 'The Fast And The Furious'

Apr 13, 2017

Postdoc Centre, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1SB

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