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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


PdOC Guides

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


The PdOC Essential Guide for New Postdocs gives a broad overview of useful resources:

PdOC's Essential Guide for New Postdocs


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

UCU Researcher Survival Guide (pdf)


If you are looking for a postdoctoral position, 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

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

Pensions and Postdocs


Support for postdocs with families and partners. The Newcomers and Visiting Scholars group offers a wide variety of events tailored for newly arriving postdocs as well as their families and partners.

Newcomers and Visiting Scholars


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


Information for carers. Information from the University Childcare Office, Equality and Diversity Team and the real life experience from a postdoc.


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


Wellbeing and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion networks. This PdOC Guide describes some networks and resources in Cambridge.

Wellbeing and equality, diversity and inclusion


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 (