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Cambridge Infectious Diseases

An Interdisciplinary Research Centre at the University of Cambridge

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PhD Students & Postdocs

Information for Masters/MPhil and PhD Graduate Students

If you are a Graduate student (MPhil or PhD) doing any research related to infectious diseases, then this is the place for you.

If you are interested in studying at Cambridge and would like to find out about how to apply, visit our pages for prospective graduates, with information about what schemes are available, and what infectious disease related graduate courses are on offer at the University of Cambridge.

If you are a current PHD students

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Information for Post Doctoral Scientists

The research culture of University departments loses vibrancy without any postdocs, and the University of Cambridge is committed to providing you with a place to thrive not just survive.  CID IRC is actively trying to connect Postdocs  across schools and disiplines.

Cambridge Infectious Diseases IRC- Join Us! 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 vitual 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.

Staff Development delivers learning and development opportunities for University staff and postdocs. There are a wide range of personal and professional development courses on offer – including ones on how to make the transition from postdoc to PI (in collaboration with RSD).

Biomedical Early Career Interdisciplinary Networking Programme - new for 2017-18, a CIDIRC and Immunology Network series of seminars/workshops/networking events designed with PhD and Post Doc career and cross-discipline relationship building in mind. Decreasing the mismatch between the skills needed in the private sector, in reserch and the ability to change trajectories, and those acquired while employed as a postdoc, this programme aims to widen horizons.

Clinical School Postdoc Committee - The University of Cambridge, Clinical School is made up of 12 University Departments and 6 Institutes, and provides employment for around 600 post doctoral researchers, all of which are located on the Addenbrooke’s site. The clinical school postdoc committee was formed to raise the visibility of the postdoc community on site, and to ensure that those postdocs working under the clinical school umbrella are as well informed as those employed elsewhere in the university. This also includes all biomedical postdocs that are situated on the Biomedical campus and those off-site from Strangeways, Babraham and Sanger.

Current 2017/18 Contacts:

The Vetmed Postdoc Committee -  The Postdoc Committee of the Department of Veterinary Medicine aims to represent the interests of research assistants and associates within the department through furthering scientific, social and intellectual engagement and supporting career development and progression. New members welcome!

Current 2017/18 contacts:

Cambridge Onehealth 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.

Post Doc Links:

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, masterclasses, formal dinners in colleges, social events, etc. This is a brilliant place to meet other Postdocs.

Epoc - Entrepreneurial Postdocs of Cambridge.

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

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 Postdocs 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.