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Information for incoming PostDocs

Links within the Department

Links within the University

Being a Postdoc

  • Office of Postdoctoral Affairs - For all things to do with Postdocs. Friendly staff on site to help you with everything from settling in to Cambridge to searching for a new position elsewhere
  • Pdoc Society - The society for Postdocs. Pastoral care, formal dinners in colleges, social events, etc. Here’s the place to start
  • GRASP- Graduate Student and Postdoc Forum [School of the Biological Sciences]
  • Graduate School of Life Sciences information for Postdocs

Professional Development

  • Career Service  - Offers careers advice and information to Postdocs and contract research staff and organises numerous events on career opportunities
  • Training and development courses - The Personal and Professional Development office  provides many training and development opportunities for research staff
  • Graduate School of Life Sciences Researcher Development pages : Many courses intended for Postgraduate Students are open to Postdocs also
  • University of Cambridge Training - This site provides a central point for staff and students of the University to search for, and book a place on, a variety of training courses run by participating University training providers
  • Talks - The site provides a database of talks in Cambridge open to everyone, and allows you to sign up to email alerts for relevant seminar series
  • feed for Postdoc Masterclasses

Details of what working at the University can offer you, including staff benefits, and University policy information

Information about living in and getting around Cambridge

General information for new and existing staff

Information for international staff

...including practical guidance on living in the UK such as schooling, opening a bank account and registering with a doctor

Fellowships : UK Fellowships and funding opportunities

 Funding opportunities within Cambridge

Help with data storage, publishing etc

Family ties

  • CAMbens Discounts - The University offers employees a wide range of competitive benefits (including discretionary benefits); includes everything from discount on home insurance, internet providers to money off your shopping. There is something for everyone!
  • University Counselling Service

Child Care

  • Childcare Office The University has two nurseries for children from three months to school age, and a Holiday Playscheme which operates during the state school holiday periods

For spouses

Pay and working conditions

Links within Cambridge

Local area and travelling

  • University Travel Information - The site provides general travel information and University policies on travelling
  • University Travel Insurance
  • Uni 4 bus - The University subsidises the Uni 4 bus service, which runs from Madingley Road Park & Ride to Addenbrooke's Hospital Bus Station. Currently 90p for a single ride [as opposed to £2.20 on a 'normal' city bus]
  • University Cycle to Work Scheme - The scheme enables employers to lease bicycles and associated safety equipment to their employees through what is called salary sacrifice
  • Discount on Train Tickets - A 10% discount rate on the purchase of train season tickets and bulk-buy tickets is available for staff of the University of Cambridge on certain routes
  • Car-sharing - The University support the car-sharing initiative
  • Zip-car - If you need a car but you don’t own one!
  • Tourist Information Office



Pay and working conditions


National initiatives