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CID and Early Career Researchers 

PhD students, Postdocs and young PIs are crucial for the University’s world-class research and a vital part of the University community. Cambridge Infectious Diseases aims to offer opportunities for their career development, from networking events to skills-development workshops.

In 2022, a small committee of Early Career Researchers was established within the CID Steering Committee, to reinforce the number of opportunities directed to the ECRs in the network. 

Our events aim to:

  • Provide informal speed networking/social networking opportunities among early career researchers who work in or are interested in infectious diseases research topics. 
  • Provide skills-focused workshops to promote integrative thinking and creative problem-solving approaches. 
  • Provide leadership seminars from researchers who have developed their careers in mixed discipline environments.

Our overarching goal is to provide opportunities to empower early career researchers to consider interdisciplinary approaches to their work, by fostering trust, creative thinking, curiosity, a willingness to debate openly and mutual respect and language across disciplines. Events are advertised through the mailing list and on the main events page. 

Upcoming Events

During the Michaelmas term 2022-23, CID is organising the following events directed to ECRs:

ECR Monthly Gatherings (tentative dates: 12 October, 9 November) Afternoon sessions (3.30 to 4.30 pm), in which we aim to have two lightning talks from our researchers (of 10-12min each), followed by informal discussion and chat around drinks and snacks.
AMR Sandpit 2022 (21 November, Robinson College) 1-day workshop aimed to develop new cross-disciplinary research proposals aimed at tackling an important aspect of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). It involves talks from senior researchers in Cambridge, mentored breakout sessions, and group discussions to create innovative research proposals. The winning proposal will be pump primed by CID.
Machine Learning Approaches for Infectious Diseases (TBC) A skills-development workshop aimed to learn about deep learning techniques applied to genomics in the context of infectious diseases. Organised with C2D3 and CCAIM.
PhD and Postdoc Symposium (1st week of December) An afternoon symposium aimed to showcase the research performed by CID ECRs, with ECRs as the audience too. 

To keep updated on these events, join our network or send an email to mb2464@cam.ac.uk.

 

Graduate Links

Graduate Links

Cambridge Students Information

Post Graduate School of Life Sciences -  Opportunities, training and more

Careers Service - Careers fairs, interview advice, jobs and further study.

Postdoc Links

Post Doc Links

Post Graduate School of Life Sciences - Training opportunities, researcher development and more

Careers Service  - Careers fairs, interview advice, jobs and further study.

PostDoc Academy - 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, masterclasses, formal dinners in colleges, social events, etc. 

Undergraduate Links

Undergraduate Links

Cambridge One Health Society - a student-led society with a mission to encourage the collaborative efforts of multiple disciplines-working locally, nationally, and globally, for the health of people, animals, and our environment.

Undergraduates on some Natural Science routes or those studying Medicine or Veterinary Medicine will receive teaching in infectious disease at various points during their courses. More information on the syllabuses for these courses can be found on the Undergraduate Admissions pages.

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Early Career Researchers 

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