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About Us


To enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience by providing a voice for the postdoctoral community within the School, and by promoting opportunities for career advancement, personal development and social interaction.


  • The School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Society aims to:
  • Encourage and support meaningful career progression and personal development of postdoctoral researchers.
  • Increase awareness of pertinent issues affecting the postdoctoral community and enter into dialogue with School management to address these issues and obtain desired outcomes.
  • Provide official representation for the postdoctoral community at School and University level, with participation in decision-making processes and management policies.
  • Offer opportunities for Professional Training & Development.
  • Develop a Social Support Network to help facilitate interaction, communication and collaboration amongst postdoctoral researchers.




The organization shall be known as the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences Postdoctoral Society, hereafter referred to as SMDS PS.


  • All persons in postdoctoral research positions within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences shall be classified as Active Members. Membership begins upon commencement of post-PhD research and continues until termination of project or reclassification of the individual concerned.
  • There is no fee for joining, or maintaining, membership of the SMDB PS
  • Members will not be paid for services to the SMDB PS


  • The SMDB PS committee comprises a chairperson, a treasurer, a secretary and postdoctoral representatives from the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.
  • Individual members of the committee are chosen to have special responsibilities for different activities as required.
  • All postdoctoral researchers in the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences are welcome to serve on the committee and queries should be made through the chairperson
  • The committee will meet at least four times annually. Members are encouraged to submit suggestions for the agenda through the chairperson
  • The minutes of the committee meetings will be recorded, agreed by the committee and made freely available via the SMDB PS website.