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UW SafeCampus/Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring a new Postdoc training specialist. The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our UW postdoc union and the university. The Postdoc Training Specialist will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program. The Training Specialist is a 20% FTE position & current UW postdocs are highly encouraged to apply. Apply on UW Hires, Requestion #183371 – accepting applications until the position is filled.
UWPA Professional Development Corner
Rounding up the month's professional development opportunities

Finding it difficult to make time for writing? Join UWPA's first Writing Accountability Group. Commit to joining one of our three WAG sessions each week for the remaining eight weeks of 2020 to make serious progress on your writing goals before the new year and build up a habit of writing to start 2021 strong. We meet Mondays (12:30-2:30 pm), Thursdays (2:30-4:30 pm), and Fridays (9-11 am). Email us if you're interested in joining!
Looking for postdoc funding opportunities? This comprehensive database was recently updated.
Horizons by Hopkins is a fully virtual Career Conference for doctoral students, postdocs, and friends on Nov 12. If the 6am PST keynote on Imposter Syndrome is too early for you, check out the workshops at 11am for Job Search and Interview tips or to focus on self-care and developing a growth mindset. Register here.
Telling Your Transition Story to Non-Academic Employers A webinar with Dr. Maren Wood. 9am PST Nov 13th, free for all attendees. Replay available. Register HERE
Are you a STEM postdoc unsure what the next step of your career plan is? Consider attending this Nov 16, 18, and 20 career symposium. Nov 16 includes an important keynote on promoting systemic change and equity in STEM, followed by panels on various STEM-related career paths. Each day includes informal networking sessions.
Looking for ways to build career skills virtually? Find some suggestions and resources here. UWPA can help facilitate several of the suggestions, just let us know what you're looking for.
Have any colleagues who are international postdocs? Take a few minutes to read this Inside Higher Ed article about some of the unique challenges faced by international postdocs, along with some advice about how to handle the challenges and offer support. 
UW Libraries is excited to announce our new Open Scholarship Commons, designed to provide a hub for cross-disciplinary knowledge creation and dissemination. Enhance your science communication with wider audiences by learning new tools and techniques to share your research openly. From data visualization to digital book publishing, we have you covered at the Open Scholarship Commons! Our new, virtual OSC Experimentation Space has launched and we would love your feedback! We intend to develop and adapt this virtual space based on the experiences and comments we get from users of our services and attendees of our events, consultations, and workshops. 
UW eScience Institute and Research Computing are partnering with Microsoft Azure to offer cloud computing credits to UW researchers, including Postdocs, for both research and teaching projects. Award decisions will be based on both the scientific merit and suitability for cloud computing. Applications are due Nov 25. 
Upcoming UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Wed, November 11 @ 9:30am add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Happy Hour: Thurs, November 19 @ 5:30pm add to calendar (includes zoom link)
UWPA General Assembly: Tues Dec 1 @ 9am add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Postdoc Union Bargaining New Contract
Our union began bargaining over our second contract on Friday, Nov 6. Our bargaining committee developed a list of Initial Bargaining Demands based on the results of the Postdoc Bargaining Survey, which you can still take if you haven’t yet. Please take a moment to add your name to our list of bargaining demands along with Postdocs all over campus. You can learn more about the bargaining process and get involved by emailing
Postdoc Parents!
The Postdoc Family Friendly Working Group ( has finalized a reimbursement system for the $30,000 Postdocs won for caregivers in our first contract. Funds will be distributed in December for postdoc caregivers who have worked at UW anytime from January through December of 2020. Please fill out this form by November 15th to be considered for reimbursement. Eligibility and amounts given will be need-based and determined after all responses are collected. We encourage all Postdoc caregivers to fill out this form.
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Also, join us in following & supporting November #BlackInSTEM events:
- Math Nov 8-14
- Data Science Nov 16-21
- Immunology Nov 22-28
- Marine Science Nov 29-Dec 5
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