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Husky Features
News features for postdocs, by postdocs!
We think UW postdocs are pretty awesome - and so does Science Magazine! They recently featured UW Ecologist and founder of #BlackinMarineScience, Dr. Tiara Moore in an article showing how black scientists have been confronting racism by building communities and holding supportive discussions on the challenges they face in academia. Follow Dr Moore on twitter!
Another Postdoc at UW has developed an awesome citizen science app that allows anyone to determine if they think the pediatric brain images they see are real, or artifacts because the kid moved in the imager.
Follow Dr. Richie-Halford on twitter!
Have a new paper out we can boost on Twitter? Re-tweets have an impact, and we want to support you!! Just tag or message @UWPostDocs and we'll be happy to share your work!
UWPA Professional Development Corner
Rounding up personal and professional development opportunities
Does the faculty job search seem less than fully clear? Well there's now a study, published in elife, that confirms the opacity of this process. The bad news that you already knew? The job search is unnecessarily stressful, and there are thresholds that filter out applicants. The good news? There's more than one type of CV that gets you a job offer. Check it out!
Finding it difficult to make time for writing? Was your new year resolution to write more? Join the UWPA's Writing Accountability Group. We're back for 2021 folks! This group will help you make serious progress on your writing goals for 2021. This quarter the WAG will start up January 18th and end on March 26th. Email us if you'd like more details and are interested in joining!
Looking for faculty positions and want to bring money with you? The Simons foundation has announced a Bridge to Independence Award meant for people interested in systems and computational neuroscience! The application is due April 4th, click here for more information.
Thinking of applying for a K99 from the NIH? Join the UWPA K99 Peer Mentoring Group. We meet monthly, or whenever a member wants to call a meeting. If you'd like to join, just email!
Looking for postdoc funding opportunities? This comprehensive database was recently updated.
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.
Did you know UW has a Scholarly Communications and Publishing Department? Elizabeth Bedford is a Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian at UW Libraries. Her goal is to assist researchers and students in sharing their work with the world as openly as possible. She can help with questions about data management, electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs), copyright, repositories, and open access.

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.
Upcoming UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Wednesday, Jan. 13th @ 9 am - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Happy Hour: Thursday, Jan. 21 @ 5:30 pm - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
UWPA General Assembly: Tuesday Feb. 2 @ 9 am - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Anti-discrimination at UW
Featuring information and workshops that foster diversity and equity

Are you interviewing for new Positions? There's a lot to consider in the decision of where to go, including how your potential institution handles diversity, equity, and inclusion. You shouldn't want to work at a place that doesn't care about DEI. However, some institutions pay lip-service to issues relating to DEI without attempting to make meaningful changes, and it's difficult to determine whether this occurs when you're interviewing. If you need some help in probing whether your next institution does care, read this article for tips on what to look for and what to ask your interviewers!
Click here or on the poster to RSVP
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Postdoc Union Bargaining New Contract. Our union began bargaining over our second contract on Friday, Nov 6 2020. Our bargaining committee developed a list of Initial Bargaining Demands based on the results of the Postdoc Bargaining Survey. We held planning meetings and bargaining sessions mid-December, and are still in the process of bargaining.

Please help us by taking a moment and adding 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

For find more detailed bargaining updates and participate in the next stages of bargaining by clicking here.


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