View this email in your browser
Husky Postdocs in the Media!

Chemistry Postdoc Tam'ra-Kay (TK) Francis was recently featured in the UW Arts & Sciences Perspectives Newsletter! TK founded PR2ISM (@pr2ism on Twitter), an educational development initiative designed to foster diversity in STEM careers. At UW, PR2ISM seminars, discussions and workshops have proven to be fantastic space to explore, define, and share best practices for STEM instruction and research.
Physiology Postdoc Sweta Agrawal was recently featured in the NINDS podcast, Building Up the Nerve (she's a Neuroscientist), where she talks about her approach to getting NIH funding. Sweta was recently awarded a K99, so clearly she knows what she's doing!
The UWPA Science Slam was a huge success! On behalf of the board, I'd like to thank those of you who attended. We loved the talks which spanned a large portion of the scientific spectrum. All of the presentations were wonderful, but we wanted to give a special reward to the best! By popular vote, the best presentations were given by the "dark [matter] horse" Pitam Mitra (1st place, $100 award), Dina Popovkina, and Clausell Mathis (tied for 2nd place, $50 awards).
Recent Publications by UW Postdocs - Congratulate these peeps!
  • Kim Meier (@MeierVision), Department of Psychology, characterized the relationship between the perceptual system and reflexive eye movements in young children! Check out this tweet for a summary, or just look at her recent publication!
  • Leando Casiraghi (@lea_casiraghi), Department of Biology, shows us that our sleep patterns are synchronized with moon cycles - even if you're constantly inundated with artificial light. See the tweet or check out the paper!
  • Fatma Inanici (@finanici), Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, is working towards giving mobility to arm and hand following spinal cord injury. Check out her work here, and a profile of it from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Elizabeth Miller (@Liz_C_Miller) in the School of Aquatic & Fishery Sciences shows that biodiversity is greater at the equator than it is toward the poles! Check out this tweet for a summary or the new work, out in Global Ecology & Biogeography.

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!
Opportunities for Education and Skill Development

Interested in presenting your work to other postdocs outside UW? The University of California, Irvine postdoctoral association is hosting its 5th Annual Research Symposium on Wednesday, 24 March. To celebrate and encourage networking and collaboration, they are inviting postdocs  at from across the country to their symposium. If you want to submit an abstract (they are due Feb 12), click here. If you want to register to attend, click here.

Want to learn how to adapt your teaching style to a digital environment? Take Teaching Online 101, a 5-week course from UW Bothell Digital Learning (from February 8 - March 14). More information and registration here

Did you know UW has a Scholarly Communications and Publishing Department? Elizabeth Bedford is a Scholarly Publishing Outreach Librarian at UW Libraries. She assists researchers in sharing their work, and can help with questions about data management, copyright, repositories, and open access.
Accessibility & Data Visualization, by UW Libraries.
Data visualization best practices and tools do not always discuss accessibility, which can exclude groups of people. This workshop will review ways to make your visualizations more accessible. This virtual workshop will be on February 18th from 1:30-2:30 pm. Register here.
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!
Upcoming UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Tuesday, Feb. 9 @ 9 am - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
We'll subsidize your morning coffee or Tea by giving a $5 gift card to the first five attendees!

Happy Hour: Thursday, Feb. 18 @ 5:30 pm - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Have a drink on us! The first five attendees to send us their drink receipts (alcoholic or nonalcoholic!) will be reimbursed for up to $10!

UWPA General Assembly: Tuesday Mar. 2 @ 4 pm - add to calendar (includes zoom link)

Writing Accountability Group: Tuesdays @ 2:30 pm and Fridays @ 9 am (email us to join)
Resources for Postdoc Parents & Caregivers

Postdoc parents and caregivers are encouraged to reach out to our Postdoc Union’s Family Friendly Workgroup for information, help, and support navigating caregiver resources.

If you need time to focus on a project, your regular caregiver is unavailable, or you are between child care arrangements, you may are eligible for backup child care during the pandemic. Find out more here.

Do you work on site? You may also be eligible for the COVID-19 Employee Emergency Fund. Eligible employees may request up to $750 for a critical, temporary, and unforeseen financial hardship due to COVID-19. Additional money may be available to on site workers for pandemic-related child care costs (for total support of up to $1,500).
The Job Search

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!
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!
Not enough opportunities posted here? Send us anything you'd like us to share in the newsletter!
Grant, Fellowship, and Award Opportunities

The Fred Hutch is seeking applicants for the 3rd Annual Dr. Eddie Méndez Scholar Award. The award is intended for postdocs from backgrounds underrepresented in the sciences and who conduct cancer, infectious disease, or basic science research. Applications are due March 1st.

The eScience Institute is seeking applications for a Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship. This fellowship will be awarded to a new or current postdoc who develops or utilizes advanced data science tools and techniques in their research at the UW. The current round of applications is due March 15th.
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.
The UW Graduate School compiles funding opportinuties for postdocs as well! Check out what they have to offer here.
Looking for postdoc funding opportunities that UW may have missed? The comprehensive Johns Hopkins Postdoc Funding Database if frequently updated.

Get Tweets from your Fellow UW Postdocs!

Follow Dr. Sweta Agrawal, Department of Physiology and Biophysics

Follow Dr. Dina Popovkina, Department of Psychology

Want to connect with more UW postdocs on Twitter? DM us to be featured.
Fill out this quick questionnaire to sign up! Or email us with questions.
Copyright © 2021 University of Washington Postdoctoral Association, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp