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Welcome to the 'first port of call' for all contract research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences. Here you can find news and information specifically for postdocs in the department, as well as links to other useful sites beyond Plant Sciences.

The postdoc committee maintains an overview of postdoctoral affairs in the department. These includes running regular events to build a strong postdoc community (e.g. postdoc lunches, external speakers), assessing postdoc needs in the department (e.g. annual survey), and maintaining the departmental postdoc mentoring scheme and website.

The postdoc committee facilitates communication between postdocs and the department and function as a first point of contact between both parties.

Activities should be postdoc-led, with administrative support and a PI representative.

Because it is postdoc led, a high turnover of members is expected. It is also expected that members leaving the committee should seek a replacement to sustain the postdoc committee.

Committee meetings are organized in Michaelmas, Lent and Easter terms, two weeks after the start of term.

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing: .

A survey of Postdoc opinion within the Department was conducted within the department in December 2017-January 2018.  If you're interested in seeing what your fellow Postdocs are thinking, and how the Postdoc Committee is using your input to try to act on the issues raised, you can download an (anonymised) summary of the results. Read a summary of departmental changes (restricted) in response to postdoc comments in the 2017 survey, kindly provided by Catherine Butler and Marcus Jarman.


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Research Staff Committee

Research staff in the Department of Plant Sciences are represented by the Research Staff Committee. Current members of this committee are:

Dr Chiara Airoldi Dr Andy Plackett           
Dr Jeongmin Choi Dr Indu Santhanagopalan   
Dr Adam Hall Dr Susana Sauret-Gueto
Dr Sara Lopez-Gomollon    Dr Hester Sheehan
Dr Payam Mehrshahi Dr Pallavi Singh
Dr Gonzalez Mendoza-Ochoa     Dr Trisna Tungadi
Dr Sebastian Mueller Dr Limin Wang

Members of the Committee can be reached by e-mailing:

Postdocs from the department are also represented on several committees including: