The Gurdon Institute Postdoc Association
The Gurdon Institute Postdoc Association was established in 2008. GIPA organises two main annual events: a seminar series with two well-renowned speakers, Discussions on Career Paths and an annual Postdoc Retreat. The aim of GIPA is to encourage scientific and social interactions between Postdocs hosted at the Gurdon Institute. On this website we also provide information about Postdoc life related issues such as accommodation, career development and teaching opportunities.
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Committee: Emmanuelle Vire (President), Monika Bialecka, Natalia Bulgakova, Richard Halley-Stott, Eva Hormanseder, Agnieszka Jedrusik, Benjamin Klapholz, Aidan Maartens, Owen Marshall, Prlemyslaw Stempor, Saskia Suijkerbuijk, Vitor Trovisco, Laura Wagstaff, Astrid Walrant and you?
Post-doc Seminar Series
World-leading scientists are invited by the GIPA each year to give a talk in the Biochemistry Lecture Theatre
GIPA Career Paths
A former member of the Institute is invited and will share his/her career experience (inside or outside academia) during an informal discussion. The format will be a round table discussion followed by mingling at a nearby pub.
Postdoc Seminar Series
GIPA Career Paths
The GIPA annual retreat is a one-day event with the aim to bring Postdocs from different labs together so that they can get to know each other better and to promote interactions at a scientic level. On previous retreats invited speakers (contact list) were offering workshops covering topics such as career options for life science postdocs, interview skills, time management and many more. Each retreat concluded with a fine BBQ in Gurdon's garden.
Postdocs at Cambridge have the opportunity to lead “supervisions”, small group tutorials of undergraduate students. Supervisions are organised in each of the Colleges by the Director of Studies (DoS) of each subject. A typical supervision is an hour long and involves going over the lecture material for the week, answering student questions and setting and marking essay questions.
If you are interested in supervising at a specific college you can contact the DoS of the subject you are interested in directly, e-mail addresses can be found on most college websites, or e-mail email@example.com to contact all Biology DoSs. Alternatively you can contact the Departments of the subject you wish to supervise as they may have information regarding supervision opportunities. More information about the Cambridge supervision system on the PdOC website in the 'How to Supervise Guide'.
People from the Gurdon Institute meet on a regular basis to play sports such as Badminton, Football and Yoga. More information about schedules and locations can be found here.
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