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PdOC 2020 AGM

 The 2020 Annual General Meeting of the PdOC Society took place on Thursday 10th September 2020


All postdocs from The University of Cambridge, Cambridge Colleges and University Partner Institutions were invited to attend the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the PdOC Society. The purpose of the AGM is to report on the activities of the Society for the past year, discuss how PdOC should develop in the next year and elect a PdOC Society Committee for the year ahead (until June 2021).

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 

  • PdOC 2019/2020 Annual Report 


Vacancies for the 2020/2021 committee


  • Marketing Officer
  • Membership Officer
  • Equality and Diversity Officer
  • Communications Officer x2
  • Social and Networking Events Officer x2
  • College Affiliations Officer
  • University Policy and Representation Officer
  • Treasurer
  • Welfare Officer


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 the PdOC Society Secretary Nominations must be proposed and seconded by two other Cambridge postdocs. The new committee will hold their posts for a full year until June 2021 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.


Nominations for Committee posts and other agenda items must be received by the PdOC Secretary.


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. Each elected Officer manages a subcommittee 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 2019/2020 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 is available here for each position. Please email Josh Kaggie (, Liz Simmonds and Hollie godden ( or the current role holder if you would like further information.



Current Holder




Josh Kaggie

president @

Vice President*


vice-president @


Ian Wood

treasurer @

Membership Officer


membership @

Social and Networking Events Officer*

joint position

Panchali Kanvatirth

Marisa Oliveira

events @

Communications Officer

joint position

Paul Bennett


communications @

College Affiliations Officer 

Alexia Cardona

Laura Fachal

college-affiliations @

Researcher Development Officer

joint position

Guillaume Nataf

researcher-development @

University Policy and Representation Officer

joint position

Joshua Batts

representation @

Welfare Officer and Welfare Communications

joint position


welfare @

Equality and Diversity Officer



Committee Member without portfolio (maximum of 4)

Paul Coxon

Kanad Mandke