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Professional Headshots for Postdocs! August 17th from 8:30-11 am. The UWPA has hired a professional photographer to take headshots (outside, on campus, exact location tbd) for your professional profile pictures. Click here to reserve your time-slot.
Upcoming UWPA Community Events

In person Happy Hour: Wednesday, August 18th @ 5:30 pm  - add to calendar
Join us at Fremont Brewing's Urban Beer Garden for an in-person happy hour! The first pitcher is on us!

UWPA General Assembly: Tuesday, September 7th @ 4pm - add to calendar

UWPA Virtual Writing Accountability Group: Fridays from 9-10 am - add to calendar

K99 Peer Mentoring Group: Also called the "Optimistic K99 Group". We gather online once a month to provide mutual support and progress updates. Please email if you'd like to join the group!
Husky Postdoc News!
In the news:
  • Do weeds learn? Maybe not but they do adapt to farmers using herbicide. Dr. Braeden Van Deynze (@BVanDeynze) from the UW School of Marine and Environmental Affairs describes a socio-ecological feedback loop between farmers and weeds. The article discusses how the increasing prevalence of glyphosate-resistant weeds has reduced conservation tillage in soybean production. They further estimate that the increased tilling, over an 8 year period, caused water quality and climate damages of up to $245 million!!
  • Ever wondered how dolphins' and whales' noses (blowholes) ended up on top of their heads? UW Postdoc Rachel Roston's (@Rachel Roston) thread describing her recently published work (also featured in UW News) will blow your mind!
  • UW Postdoc Caleb Stoltzfus (@C_Stoltzfus) et al. just published a paper examining how immune cell microenvironments are altered following immunotherapy. Their findings illuminate the importance of blood vessels as organizational hubs for immune cells within tumors.
Postdoc Preprint:
Congratulate your fine fellows!

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!
Skill Development & Career Opportunities
The Department of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School (HMS) is open to applications for the extramural postdoctoral seminar seriesINCEPT: Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Colloquia of Extramural Postdoc Talks”. Speakers will share their research with the HMS community, receive valuable feedback, and directly interact with fellow postdocs and faculty members. The application deadline is August 31st. Apply here.
Looking to build your peer network or resume? Consider volunteering on a committee for the postdoc-run Journal of Life Sciences upcoming virtual symposium OR on a committee for the National Postdoc Association’s 2nd virtual Postdoc Appreciation Week!
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!
Funding and Job Opportunities

Are you submitting a grant application this fall that involves clinical research? Get guidance from the Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) Scientific Success Committee, a group of experienced investigators, statisticians, and bioethicists on study design, strategy, or feasibility. The ITHS Scientific Success Committee meets monthly to offer structured feedback on research project plans, even at early stages of proposal development. Apply by August 16th to be considered for the September 16th meeting. 

Postdoc EPIC Trainer (a 20% FTE position at UW)
Empowering Prevention and Inclusive Communities (EPIC) is hiring 2 new Postdoc training specialists! The EPIC program is an innovative peer-to-peer harassment prevention training program jointly run between our union and the university, and was a major win from the most recent ASE and Postdoc contracts.
The Postdoctoral Scholar Training Specialist positions will have the opportunity to work with a team to develop, implement, and evaluate the EPIC program. This position focuses on working with the UW Postdoctoral Scholar community and will build on the EPIC program that was originally developed in 2018-2019. The training program includes information regarding sexual harassment, discrimination, intersectional power dynamics, bystander intervention strategies, response options, UW policies and procedures, and union rights. You can apply on UW Hires (UW Requisition #189319).

If you work on an immunology-oriented project, consider submitting a 1000-word essay for a chance to win the Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology (deadline: 10/1/21). Researchers aged 35 and younger are invited to submit a 1000-word essay that describes their work in the field of human immunology with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapy discovery by October 1, 2021. The Grand Prize is $30,000 USD and the prize-winning essay will be published in Science. Up to two runners up will have their essays published online. More information and the Entry Form are here.

The Johns Hopkins Fellowship Database has a number of opportunities available for postdocs here at UW, and has recently been updated!
Are you a big data guru? Do you also like neuroscience? Consider applying for the Shanahan Foundation Fellowship at the Interface of Data and Neuroscience. It is co-hosted by the Allen Institute and the University of Washington.

Get Tweets from your Fellow UW Postdocs!
Follow Dr. Clausell Mathis (@MathisClausell), Department of Physics
Follow Dr. Ali Chase (@_AliChase), Air-Sea Interaction & Remote Sensing, Applied Physics Laboratory

Want to connect with more UW postdocs on Twitter? DM us to be featured.
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