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Contribute to the discussions on the EJRA!

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 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 will be hosted to inform the broader postdoctoral and early-career communities, as highlighted below.

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 meetings 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 postdocs and early career researchers are able to contribute to these ongoing discussions, members of the postdoc community are invited to a dedicated online session.

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

Please sign up here to receive the details of the webinar.

Tuesday, 9 April, 2024 - 16:00 to 17:00