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Planning to stay in academia after your postdoc?
How do you start preparing for the job market?
What skills should you showcase?
Don't miss tomorrow's PR2ISM session by VP of Faculty Advancement
Dr. Chadwick Allen: Preparing for the Academic Job Market
Register at
UWPA Professional Development Corner
Rounding up the month's professional development opportunities

Don't forget to check in on your international peers. Read Nature's career feature on how visa issues continue to wreak havoc on their lives here.
Does all your other work keep pushing your writing goals further back? We're putting together a postdoc Writing Accountability Group. Not sure what you'd get out of that - read some ideas here. Interested? Email us.
Really down to the wire on your writing project? Sign up for the NRMN 14 day writing challenge. 
Just starting your postdoc, or feeling like you need to redefine your strategy for success? Postdoc Academy's popular MOOC "Succeeding as a Postdoc" begins again on Oct 19th. Register here, and sign up for a learning community for added accountability & built-in networking here.
Ready to start applying for jobs? Sign up for Nature's Career Fair on Oct 18. 
Interested in exploring career options outside academia? Beyond the Professoriate has free webinars about working in the private sector/industry for Humanities & Social Sciences (Oct 16) and for STEM (Oct 23). Register here.
Need to build some more skills before you can land that job you keep eyeing? UW Postdocs have access to LinkedIn Learning courses on communication, python, web development, project management, and more.
Struggling with your NIH K-series application? Consider participating in a Grant Writing Coaching Group
Ever wonder what Science Policy is or how you could get into it? There's a trove of information and resources in this Addgene blog post
Upcoming UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Tues, October 13 @ 9am add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Happy Hour: Thurs, October 22 @ 5:30pm add to calendar (includes zoom link)
UWPA General Assembly: First week of Nov email us for the details
Postdoc Union New Contract Bargaining Begins Soon
The collective bargaining agreement that covers all postdocs will expire Jan 31, 2021. Our postdoc union will be bargaining for our next contract soon, and has designed a bargaining survey for postdoc members to develop bargaining priorities. If you would like to get involved, or have questions, please reach out at
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