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Careers and Networking Event for Postdocs and Senior Plant Scientists

On Wednesday 18th April we are hosting a free careers and networking event for all postdocs working in Cambridge plant sciences research; including researchers from the SLCU and NIAB, as well as the Plant Sciences and Biochemistry Departments.
When Apr 18, 2018
from 09:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Where Postdoc Centre, Eddington
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The event will be held from 9:30 to 16:30, followed by informal discussions over drinks and snacks. A free lunch is provided for attendees.

The event will take place at the University’s Eddington campus and will feature speakers from a range of professions.

  • The morning will focus on understanding academic as well as alternative career trajectories available to scientists, and will contain talks from individuals who have made such transitions. We are also pleased to host the author and acclaimed speaker, Sarah Blackford, who will lead the attendees for a career development workshop.
  • The afternoon will then be set aside for networking activities to promote collaboration between the postdocs from the different Cambridge sites.

We really hope you are able to join us for what promises to be a highly informative and fun opportunity. It represents a unique chance to think both about the next steps of your career and the collaborations that may help you get there!


09:30-09:55 Registration and welcome

09:55-10:00 Introduction to the day

10:00-10:20 Careers in academia - Dr. Edwige Moyroud, SLCU

10:20-10:40 Careers in industry - Dr. Angela Bridges, GSK

10:40-11:10 Tea and Coffee

11:10–11:30 Careers in publishing - Dr. Ross Mounce, Arcadia Fund

11:30–11:50 Careers in patent law - Dr. Alex Frank, Reddie & Grose

11:50–12:50 Ice breaker activity

12:50-13:50 Lunch

13:50–15:10 Mentorship/Career pathways - Sarah Blackford

15:10-15:30 Tea and Coffee

15:30-16:30 Presentations by representatives from SLCU, NIAB, Plant Sciences and Biochemistry on their research expertise and available training events

16:30- FlipChart discussions, snacks and refreshments


Please click here to register by 3rd April. Please note that during the registration, we will collect information about your research interests. Unless you indicate otherwise on the registration form, this information will be published in an electronic booklet that will be available to all attendees.

Postdoc Centre in Eddington


Address105 Eddington Place, Cambridge, CB3 1AS

The Postdoc Centre @ Eddington consists of two step-free buildings, located on the diagonal corner from Sainsbury’s. Look for the white hoarding with the large yellow E to find the centre (less than one minute's walk from bus stop).

Parking is at Cambridge Park & Ride (Madingley Road, CB3 0EZ) £1/18 hours and a three-minute walk to Market Square.

You can take the blue U bus from the city centre to Eddington. The bus stop is located on Eddington Avenue opposite the Market Square. See the timetable here.

Please click here for a more detailed map of Eddington.