Information for staff

The Department comprises around 140 staff and post-graduate students distributed across four sites: the Herchel Smith Building for Brain & Mind Sciences on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Douglas House on Trumpington Road, Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Downing Site in central Cambridge.

On this page are links to a number of initiatives both departmental and University wide which we feel may be of interest.

Athena Swan at the School of Clinical Medicine recognise and celebrate good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in SET within Higher Education. Athena SWAN awards are available at University and Departmental levels.  The Clinical School currently holds a Silver Award.  For further information see here.

University Open Access Policy: Staff and students should be aware of how to ensure they comply with the University’s Open Access Policy. Full details of how to do so can be found in this document or by visiting

Postdocs Of Cambridge (PdOC) is the Cambridge University Society for  postdoctoral research staff and Junior Research Fellows (JRFs). PdOC represents postdocs in career development, contract research  conditions, college affiliation, and social and sporting issues. All Cambridge postdocs are welcome to join, and there is no membership fee. 

The PdOC website aims to provide useful resources  on career development, seminars, workshops, sports clubs and social events

If you are interested in meeting other postdocs, finding out about career development opportunities, college affiliation please join us.  PdOC is run by postdocs for postdocs. All Cambridge postdocs are welcome to join, and there is no direct membership fee.

How to find us…