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July 2020

Wed 15
Postdoc Welcome Event - virtual session Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Online / Webinar

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

  • Your contract
  • Professional development and the Careers Service
  • How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge

You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

September 2020

Mon 14
Postdoc Welcome Event new Finished 10:00 - 11:30 Online / Webinar

A must-attend virtual session with information tailored to postdocs in Cambridge, whether University-based or employed by Colleges or Research Institutions.

At this event, you will be given information about:

Your contract Professional development and the Careers Service How to connect to the wider postdoc community at Cambridge You will also meet representatives from various University services who may be helpful to you while you are working in Cambridge.

Tue 22
Postdocs Wellbeing Event:Failure Stories by Academics new Finished 12:30 - 13:30 Online / Webinar

Postdocs Wellbeing Event: Failure stories by Academics

• What does ‘failure’ mean to you?

• How to cope with the failures?

• What is this ‘shadow CV’ and what is the benefit of keeping it?

• Do you share your failure stories with anyone?

If you want to hear about your colleagues’ experiences and to have a chance to share your own stories, please join PdA wellbeing session at the Postdoc Appreciation Week!

Marta Costa and Deepak Venkateshvaran will be sharing their own failure stories and coping strategies as academics.

https://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/directory/marta-costa

https://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/people/dr-deepak-venkateshvaran

Please register your interest in this online event.

Postdoc Academy PdA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81570320122?pwd=U20zMi9hYzl2clRjZ0lxMHRGVTZvZz09

Meeting ID: 815 7032 0122

Passcode: 721608

Wed 23
Postdocs: Mid-Contract Check-In Event new Not bookable 10:00 - 11:30 Online / Webinar

This event is open to you if you are at the mid-point of your postdoc contract at Cambridge. The aim is help you to position yourself for the next stage of your career (in academia or otherwise) at a key point in your postdoc journey by reflecting on your professional development activities so far and giving you some guidance and tools to support you in reaching your future career goals. The event will be facilitated by members of the Postdoc Academy, the Postdoc RD Team and Careers Service. You will also meet staff members from other University services who offer resources for postdocs. At the end of the session, you will have a set of actions to help guide you in your next steps.

Please complete this form: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=RQSlSfq9eUut41R7TzmG6ZPfIemFCGBMhayWndtGTfJURTdDTEhaOU9LOFdUUFYxVEpaN0QzSFcxUC4u so that we can learn a bit about you and where you are in your career planning/professional development journey in advance of the event so that we can tailor the session accordingly. Your registration for this session will be approved upon our receipt of this form.

Wed 30
Top tips for writing a successful fellowship application new [Places] 14:00 - 15:00 Online / Webinar

If you are considering applying for an early career fellowship (postdoc fellowship and/or career development fellowship), this is the event for you. Dr Candace Hassall, Head of Researcher Affairs at the Wellcome Trust, will share insights gained from working for one of the UK’s top funders of academic research and from sitting on a range of selection panels for research funding. You will learn which questions to ask yourself both when thinking about applying and when preparing your application. Her advice is general and relevant to all disciplines.

Nicole Horst (RD/PdA) and Anne Forde (Careers Service) will co-host.

October 2020

Fri 2
Virtual COVID Q&A for Postdocs [Places] 11:00 - 12:00 Online / Webinar

Representatives from the Postdoc Academy, Human Resources, the Researcher Development Programme and the Careers Service are hosting another Zoom session to address your questions as the coronavirus situation continues to develop. ​We have already been fielding questions about contract / funding extensions and furlough, life after lockdown, balancing working from home with parental duties, how to work effectively from home and many other topics, so please ask us anything that you would like to know.

Whether or not you are able to join us, we welcome your questions via slido (www.slido.com, event code #V0101) between now and 2nd October, as these will give us valuable insight into how our postdoc community is coping during the current situation and whether we can be providing further clarity, reassurance and support.