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Postdoc Society

Welcome to the home page of the Postdoc Society of the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences. The Society, founded in 2009, is run by Postdocs for Postdocs, so we are always eager to hear about your opinions or answer questions. The Committee holds regular meetings and we are planning to make the summaries of the meetings publicly available in the Committee section.

Our main aim is to provide a voice for the postdoctoral community within the School and to promote opportunities for career advancement, personal development and social interaction.

Our website provides information about planned and ongoing social and career events and seminars, as well as a growing collection of links to useful career and funding-related resources. We are working together with the Staff Training and Development Unit to organize courses and career events relevant for post-doctoral researchers.


We have organised a number of syposium:

February 2010: Launcing Symposium

May 20th 2011: Focus on career development for postdocs

September 2012: Staff Development / Scientific Talks / Leadership workshop

March 2013: Mini symposium: Careers in Pharamceutical Industry & Career Planning session / Scientific talks from 4 centres


Currently we are planning our next symposium, scheduled for October 4th in Riddell Hall focussing on career development and funding opportunities (EU, Invest NI and Fellowship applications) for researchers. The full programme will shortly be posted. If you are interested in attending please contact us at


You can contact us by writing to or check us out on facebook (Post Doc Society, SMDB, Queen's University Belfast).