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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


*Now being held in the Bradfield Room, Darwin College* John Bradfield Court on the link > 

All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges, and University Partner Institutions are invited to attend the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society, taking place at Darwin College on 9th 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 2025).

This year, PdOC secured the famous Darwin College BBQ Island and will provide food accordingly for the AGM attendees. Some drinks may be provided, but for the most part, please bring your own drinks/bottles. Also, please make sure to communicate your dietary requirements during the sign-up. Note that, depending on the weather, the BBQ plans might need to be adjusted, and alternative catering would be provided.

Sign up to attend here!

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 the PdOC Society functions, and elects Officers.

AGM Documents


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 7th July 2024.

Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. Committee members will hold their posts for a full year until June 2025 and are 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 2023/2024 PdOC committee roles are displayed in the table below. We particularly recruiting for roles marked with an asterisk (*), but applications are always welcome for any position. A full role description can be found on this link. Please email PdOC ( or the current role-holder if you would like further information. 


Current Holder



Nino Läubli


Vice President

Roberta Palmulli



Miguel Beneitez



Lena Quambusch  

Social Events Officer(s)*

Elsa Amsellem

Anouk L'Hermitte


Communications Officer

Emilia Arguello


College Affiliations Officer

Hanane Hadj-Moussa


Researcher Development Officer

Eddison Loades

Marisa Oliveira


Marketing and Social Media Officer

Yagmur Yildizhan


Entrepreneurial Officer

Eashan Saikia

Welfare and ED&I Officer*

Yoon Hee Choi


Department Officer

Soujanya Mantravadi


Sub-committee member(s)*



Senior Treasurer

Nicky Blanning