skip to primary navigationskip to content

Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

Studying at Cambridge


Current Graduate Students

Graduate Students - Current

The research culture of University departments loses vibrancy without any Masters or PhD students, and the University of Cambridge is committed to providing you with a place to thrive not just survive.  

Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC- Join Us! CID is actively trying to connect early career researchers across schools and disciplines.If you are just browsing this web site - and are a new graduate or post doc - please do consider completing the online form to join this virtual network.  Click above or head to the front of the web page and look right to click on Join Us. Your picture and research interests will be searchable online as part of this expanding community, and many new networking and small funding opportunities are available through CID.

If you would be interested in volunteering to help organise events, please contact the Coordinator at 

Early Career Researcher Interdisciplinary Networking  Building a thriving community and culture in which interdisciplinary research can happen more readily is a core strategy for CID, and we work in concert with several other networks to offer interdisciplinary networking events for early career researchers  (PhD Students and Post Docs) with an interest in biomedical research areas.

Our events aim to:

  • Provide informal speed networking/social networking opportunities among early career researchers who work in or have an interest in biomedical/veterinary/biosciences research topics. 
  • Provide skills focused networking 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 in providing opportunities to to empower early career researchers to consider interdisciplinary approaches to their work, by fostering trust, creative thinking, curiosity, a willingness to debate openly and a mutual respect and language across disciplines. Events are advertised on the main events page. 

Professional development:

Researcher Development Programme The Researcher Development Programme (RDP) is the University's central provider for the researcher development of graduate students and research staff.

Career Service  - Offers careers advice and information to Graduates and research assistants. It 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.

University of Cambridge Training - This site provides a central point for staff and students of the University for searching and booking a variety of training courses run by participating University training providers.

CID Talks - The site provides a database of talks in Cambridge open to everyone, and allows you to sign up to email alerts for relevant Infectious Diseases seminars -  talks are pulled from multiple seminar series across schools.

The Reporter - Reports university business, and also advertises college vacancies if you're interested becoming affiliated with a Cambridge college whilst you're here (both stipendiary and non-stipendiary).

Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences - Entrepreneurs in Residence

Cambridge Enterprise Cambridge Enterprise was formed by the University of Cambridge to help students and staff commercialise their expertise and ideas. At Cambridge Enterprise, we help academics achieve the impact that is central to securing long-term funding for research.

The University of Cambridge offers a range of skills training courses to improve your research and transferable skills.

The Graduate School of Life Sciences has links to a range of courses, including:

  • Career management
  • Commercial awareness
  • Compulsory induction
  • Computing skills
  • Health and safety
  • Information searching and management
  • Maths and statistics
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Presentation and communication
  • Research management
  • Research skills and techniques
  • Subject specific research skills
  • Teaching and learning
  • Writing skills

Subject specific research skills include:


Graduate Links

Cambridge Students Information

Graduate School of Life Sciences -  Opportunities, training and more

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

Epoc - Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge.

GRASP- Graduate Student and Postdoc Forum [School of the Biological Sciences].