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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges, and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2023 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society, taking place at Darwin College on 13th July, starting at 6 pm. The purpose of the AGM is to report on the activities of the Society for the past year, vote on changes to the constitution, discuss how PdOC should develop in the next year, and elect a PdOC Society Committee for the year ahead (until June 2024).

Sign-up here to attend

This year, PdOC has been able to secure the famous Darwin College BBQ Island and will provide food accordingly for the AGM attendees. Please bring your own drinks/bottles (though, some soft drinks may be provided) and please make sure to communicate your dietary requirements during the sign-up. Also, please note that, depending on the weather, the plans for BBQ might need to be adjusted and alternative catering would be provided.

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.

AGM Documents

Coming Soon 

How to stand for a PdOC committee position

If you would like to stand for a committee role please complete the nomination form and return to PdOC via by 11th July 2023.

Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until June 2024 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.

Want 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. PdOC has three subcommittees (representation, communication, and events) which are managed by elected Officers and can 'co-opt' new members to this group for specific tasks. If you would like to help with a specific 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 current 2022/2023 PdOC committee roles are as follows. Nominations are open for all positions but we have a particular need in the following positions marked with a *. A full role description can be found on the link above. Please email PdOC ( or the current role holder if you would like further information, or join us for an informal chat at the Committee Pub Night, taking place on 7th July 2023.


Current Holder



Nino Läubli


Vice President

Sarabeth Buckley



Miguel Beneitez




Social Events Officer(s)

Pingfan Song



Communications Officer*

Roberta Palmulli


College Affiliations Officer

Ben Jenkins


Researcher Development Officer

Marisa Oliveira


Marketing and Social Media Officer*

Alejandro Tabas


Entrepreneurial Officer


Welfare and ED&I Officer*

Xavier Romero Vidal


Department Officer

Thiago Alexandre Moraes


Sub-committee member(s)*

Soujanya Mantravadi




Senior Treasurer

Nicky Blanning