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  • "Work and life as a postdoc in Cambridge, UK"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Excellent support for postdocs : various training workshops for presentation skills, interview tips, grant writing, etc. Career service is very helpful. Plenty of expertise in other areas, easy access to other experts - good for collaboration etc.

    Cons

    Housing price are very expensive. Renting and buying in central Cambridge are almost not affordable on a postdoc salary in general (for a single person).

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University of Cambridge Interviews

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    Web Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Girton, England
    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at University of Cambridge (Girton, England) in July 2015.

    Interview

    I was asked to attend an interview, I was met by the department head, assistant department head and head of HR. I was taken through an explanation of my CV and then on to a selection of possible scenarios I might encounter and how I would approach them, once the interview was over I was notified of having obtained the position within 5 days.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you approach the redevelopment of an existing website, and what specific challenges do you think you may encounter in doing so?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation was needed, the offer was substantially higher than I was looking for anyway.

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