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Contribute to the discussions on the EJRA!

Join the webinar on 4th June, 5 - 6 pm!

The University is currently discussing how to proceed with its EJRA, i.e., the employer-justified retirement age. While only members of the Regent House are allowed to vote on the ballot (you can check current membership here), given how it can also affect career progression and opportunities for postdocs and early-career researchers/academics, it is essential that they actively contribute to a balanced discussion to ensure that the final vote reflects the view of the broader University. Accordingly, a webinar to inform the broader postdoctoral, early-, and mid-career communities (see details below). The slides presented during the webinar can now be found here. Please note that you need to be logged into Google using your University account to access the presentation. Additionally, answers to frequently asked questions concerning the topic can be found here.



Following requests, an additional session will be hosted for early- and mid-career researchers and academics. The webinar takes place on 4th June, 5 - 6 pm. Please make sure to register here to receive the event's link.


Description of the Webinar

Are you interested in pursuing a lectureship and/or long-term career at the University of Cambridge? Then you may be interested in contributing to discussions about a review of the Employer Justified Retirement Age (EJRA) as one of the main aims is to provide opportunities for lectureships for early career researchers.

A Retirement Policy and EJRA Review Group was set up by Council last year to consider whether the University’s current EJRA has been successful in meeting its aims and whether the terms of the University’s Retirement Policy remain fit for purpose.

The group now wishes to give members of the University community an opportunity to hear about its findings and recommendations, ahead of a final version being considered by the University Council in April, and a full report being published after that meeting. A ballot of the Regent House on the report’s recommendations is scheduled for June 2024.

To ensure that early- and mid-career researchers and academics are able to contribute to these ongoing discussions, members of the postdoc community are invited to a dedicated online session, chaired by PVC Kamal Munir.

Speakers will include:

    Professor Richard Penty, Chair of the EJRA Review Group
    Dr Nino Läubli, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Dept of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology and member of the EJRA Review Group