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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 Essential Guide for New Postdocs (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.

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


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 Club Night - 29 September @ Vinyl

Sep 29, 2018

Ta Bouche (10-15 Market Passage, Cambridge CB2 3PF), then Vinyl (22 Sidney St, Cambridge CB2 3HG)

Pub Night, September 30 @ Maypole

Sep 30, 2018

The Maypole, 20A Portugal Pl, Cambridge CB5 8AF

Arun Ghosh Quintet at Hidden Rooms

Oct 11, 2018

Hidden Rooms, 7b Jesus Ln, Cambridge CB5 8BA

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