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Annual General Meeting 2014


2014 Annual General Meeting of the PdOC Society

6.30-8pm Tuesday 1 July 2014

The Postdoc Centre @ 16 Mill Lane




All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2014 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society. The purpose of the AGM is to report on the activities of the Society for the past year, discuss how PdOC should develop in the next year and elect a PdOC Society Committee for the year ahead (until July 2015).

The PdOC Society

The aims of the PdOC society are to:

  • Represent Postdocs from all Faculties, Schools and Departments at the University of Cambridge and University Partner Institutions (UPIs).
  • Facilitate communication and networking between Postdocs both within the Departments and across Faculties and the wider University community.
  • Provide information and support so that Postdocs can make the most of their time at Cambridge.
  • Create a social and intellectual network for Postdocs throughout the University.

The PdOC Society Constitution states the aims and membership of the PdOC society, explains how PdOC Society functions and elects Officers of the Society.

Invitation to all

The meeting is open to all Cambridge based postdocs and any other members of the University who are interested in the aims of the society. We would like as many postdocs as possible to attend to get the input from a wide cross section of the current postdoc community.

Please register on if you are planning to attend the AGM. This helps us with planning the logistics of the evening!

How to apply

If you would like to stand for a committee role please complete the nomination form and return to the PdOC Society Secretary by 5pm on 24 June 2014. Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until July 2015 and would be expected to hold a position with the University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges or a University Partner Institution for the full year. Full details of the membership of the PdOC society can be found in the PdOC Society Constitution.

2014 Nomination form (MSword)

Nominations for Committee posts and other agenda items must be received by the PdOC Society Committee by 24 June 2014.

What to help out but don't want to join the committee

If you would like to help out with specific jobs e.g. organising an event, writing a postdoc guide etc. you do not have to join the committee. Each elected Officer manages a subcommittee and can 'co-opt' new members to this group for specific tasks. If you would like to help with a specifc task please contact the relevant committee member. They would be very happy to have your help! Please come along to the AGM to meet the current committee and influence how PdOC will develop over the next year.


Committee roles and further information

The PdOC committee roles are as follows. Thankfully a number of the current committee are willing, if reelected, to continue in their posts.  Nominations are open for all positions but we have a particular need in the following 'vacant' positions. A full role description is available for each position. Please email Jean-Francois Mercure (jm801 @, Joy Warde ( or the current role holder if you would like further information.


  • Maya Ghoussaini
    PdOC President
    mg458 AT
  • Jean-Francois Mercure
    Vice President
    jm801 @ 
  • Vacant
  • Joy Warde
    Ex-officio Postdoctoral Research Staff Coordinator

    joy.warde AT
  • Paul Coxon 
    Membership Officer
    prc39 @ 
  • Brian Krummel
    Social and Networking Events Officer (joint position)
    bk313 @  
  • Clare Simpson (on maternity leave from summer 2014)
    Social and Networking Events Officer (joint position)
    cs740 @  
  • Vacant
    Social and Networking Events Officer (joint position)
  • Vacant
    Communications Officer (newsletter editor)
  • Vacant
    College Affiliations Officer

  • Johannes Hjorth
    Marketing Officer
    (j.j.j.hjorth AT
  • Vacant
    Researcher Development Initiatives 
  • Vacant 
    University representation and policy officer 
  • Vacant
    Welfare Officer
  • Vacant
    Committee Member (without portfolio) x2