Postdoctoral Research

Our postdocs do research with a difference.

Hughes Hall postdocs stand out, both within the University and the wider academic world. They are frequently published in top-ranking academic journals, invited to prestigious conferences and recognised with awards for their work. They also regularly showcase their research to the College community. The reason our postdocs are so distinctive is that we look for those with a record of success beyond their academic pursuits – whether in sport, music, entrepreneurship or social impact.

By being different, our postdocs make a difference, through the real-world impact of their work. We support those who make new and exciting connections between academic disciplines, or from academia to the wider world – business, policy, charity and the arts.

Postdocs are appointed as Research Fellows or Research Associates. We were the first college to appoint a Research Convenor to maintain a strong sense of community among researchers, and other Colleges are now following our lead. We’re also planning to double the number of postdocs over the next few years.

The Edwin Leong Postdoctoral programme, supported by a generous benefaction, offers support for travel and provides funds for dinners, seminars and networking.

To find our more about the Hughes Hall postdocs, see the podcasts below and the profiles in Postdocs Stories, or contact the Research Convenor at

Building bridges between people, organisations and ideas

Our postdocs don’t just do research. They do research with a difference.

Postdoc Podcasts

Dr Paula Ricciardi is one of the College’s Post Doctoral Research Associates, and a Research Associate in the Fitzwilliam Museum working in non-invasive preservation. In the video below she discusses aspects of her work.

Dr Kyren Lazarus, another of the College’s Post Doctoral Research Associates, works on the role of BCL11A in triple negative breast cancer.

Please contact the research convener for more information