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The Institute of Cancer Research is committed to creating opportunities for networking and personal growth for its employees, researchers and students.

PostDoc Association

The ICR aims to encourage careers in science through promotion of networking, and professional and personal development for postdoctoral fellows

The PostDoc Association (PDA) is dedicated to supporting postdocs both professionally and pastorally throughout their time at the ICR. The PDA focuses on the provision of networking opportunities, personal and professional training, and encouraging both scientific discussion and interaction within and outside the ICR via the Postdoc Programme

The PDA works with the ICR to embed the principles of The Researcher Concordat and has representatives on several boards and committees, ensuring postdocs have a voice in decisions that could affect their career progression, personal development or simply their life at the ICR. The PDA Committee meets monthly in order to discuss activities, events and any other relevant business. These meetings are open to all postdocs. 

The PDA organises a range of events including away days, careers conferences, a Postdoc seminar series, quarterly social events, and monthly coffee afternoons, where you can have the opportunity to informally meet fellow postdocs, have a chat, network and raise issues with members of the PDA. 

Follow the PostDoc Association on X: @Postdocs_ICR  

Scientific Officers Association

The Scientific Officers Association (SOA) was established to support the professional and personal development of all Scientific Officers at the ICR.

The aims of the SOA are to offer support and representation to all SOs, to raise their profile within the ICR and highlight the contribution they make to the Institute to provide courses specifically tailored for their needs.

The SOA also offers the opportunity for SOs to socialise, encouraging their communication and creating networking opportunities inside and outside the ICR.

Follow the Scientific Officers Association on X: @ICR_SOA

Student Committee 

If you are a student, there is also a Student Committee you can join. 

Equality networks

We also have three equality networks run in collaboration with The Royal Marsden Hospital (RMH): The Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) ForumThe LGBT+ Network, and The Access for All Network for staff and students with disabilities and health conditions.

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