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Postdocs of Cambridge Society


Representation Opportunities

In addition to the currently open position in the PdOC Management Committee, please click here to get more information about PdOC Management Committee positions, some University committees and working groups rely on having a member representing the postdoc community. PdOC works closely with PdA to advertise these positions and directly contributes to the selection process to ensure that the University committees and working groups are able to perform their tasks efficiently.

Below you can find a list of currently available representation opportunities for postdocs.

University Committee / Working Group Deadline & Application Requirement
University Public Engagement Advisory Group

Monday 6th May 2024


Are you passionate about public engagement and keen to share your views and expertise to help shape public engagement at Cambridge? Post-Doctoral representatives from the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Technology are needed to join the University’s Public Engagement Advisory Group. The Group drives the development and implementation of the University’s public engagement strategy and identifies priorities for public engagement support and activity. Members help promote public engagement and the support offered by the central team and report back to the Group on activity taking place in their School. They can contribute their skills and expertise to training and support the assessment of public engagement starter grants and awards. The group, chaired by the Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research, meets three times a year and reports annually to the Research Policy Committee. Members serve two-year terms. To apply, please send a short statement of interest (300 words maximum) to Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement. Email: The next Public Engagement Advisory Group meeting will be on Tuesday 28 May from 3.30pm-5pm 

Open Research Steering Committee – AHSS postdoc representative Express an interest by Thursday 18th April

A vacancy has arisen for a postdoctoral representative from an Arts, Humanities or Social Science discipline to join the Open Research Steering Committee. The term of office will be two years renewable and the postdoc must be employed by the University of Cambridge. Recent discussions by the committee have included: publishing monographs open access, open research in the humanities, open qualitative research and responsible use of metrics in research and researcher assessment. There is a particular interest in exploring open research across the different disciplines. The next meeting will take place on the 23rd May.