Postdoc programme

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We are committed to running a world-class postdoc programme with training and career development opportunities so that you can do great work at the Crick and be prepared for your future career within or beyond academia.

The early weeks

The postdoc induction helps Crick postdocs get up and running as quickly as possible. It includes an introduction to the Crick and our values and objectives, information about opportunities provided via the postdoc programme, and an overview of activities and networks postdocs can get involved with.

Tracking progress

All Crick postdocs are associated with at least one research interest group. These offer weekly internal and external seminars, and the opportunity to present your research. You will also benefit from the institute's extensive seminar programmes and participating in various symposia and conferences held at the Crick.

Your progress will be reviewed annually with your group leader, to provide structure and focus for both your scientific and career development during your time at the Crick, and to aid you in your future career. There are also opportunities for postdocs to engage more broadly with other Crick faculty.

Training opportunities

We encourage postdocs to be pro-active and manage their own training by selecting activities from our broad portfolio that suit their stage, research area and career interests.

This includes scientific skills training via our science technology platforms, scientific computing, programming and software training, writing research papers, fellowship and grant applications, peer review workshops, a range of translation training activities, science communication and outreach.

You may also participate in the summer student programme as a supervisor, which provides training in interviewing, selecting and supervising undergraduate summer students. You will also given access to teaching opportunities organised with our university partners and to various outreach and public engagement activities.

Daniel Burnham quote

Daniel Burnham

We're given the time and resources to ask the difficult questions. With these in place, you can perform excellent science.

Daniel Burnham, Postdoctoral Training Fellow, Hasan Yardimci's lab


Career development

Our Academic Training team organises regular careers talks, many of which are delivered by Crick alumni, covering scientific careers in academia and industry, as well as other career options such as science publishing, policy, communication and administration.

Postdocs interested in pursuing an academic career can participate in our 'Postdoc to PI' programme which involves talks and workshops to advise and support postdocs as you develop an independent research proposal and apply for independent positions.

You can also access one-to-one CV advice and support to organise short work placements to prepare for your future career.