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Upcoming UWPA Community Events

Professional Headshots for Postdocs! August 17th from 8-11 am. The UWPA has hired a professional photographer to take headshots (outside, on campus, exact location tbd) for your professional profile picturesPlease email if you're interested in getting on the list!

In person Happy Hour: Wednesday, July 21st @ 5:30 pm
Join us at Sam's Tavern in South Lake Union for an in-person happy hour! The first pitcher is on us!

UWPA General Assembly: Tuesday, August 3rd @ 9am - add to calendar

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

PhD Career Ladder Program  - every other Thursday from 11:30 - 1 pm, starting July 22nd! Please email if you're interested in joining!

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:
  • Bioengineering Postdoc Yuandong Li has authored an article detailing how to light up your smile! ...with a smartphone! find dental plaque! While it is not the most appealing goal, having an accessible means of monitoring oral health could help many poeple who are not always aware they require dental assistance. The group and this topic was featured in UW news as well.
  • Technology is often developed with little regard for the consequences of the impact it will have on society. Dr. Joe Bak-Coleman (@jbakcoleman) from the UW Center for an Informed Public (and coauthors) detailed in a recent PNAS article a call to action for those in who study collective behavior. The article broadly outlines improvements the field can make that will help it to better serve humanity.
Postdoc Publications:
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 PhD Career Ladder Program (PCLP), is soon starting at UW. Over seven meetings during the summer, you can make substantial progress toward the next step in your career. Email us by July 14th to join in!

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.
The Postdoc Academy - 2nd Course: Building Skills for a Successful Career. The course begins July 19th, 2021.
Navigating Academic Job Applications Workshops. These will be on Thursdays this summer from July 8th to August 5th, at 12 - 2 pm EST. Note that the organizers are in the hydrological sciences, so if this also describes your interests it may be a great place to form connections as well.
Interested in Clinical Research? The Institute for Translational Health Sciences (ITHS) is excited to host July workshops designed as an introduction for faculty, staff, and post-doctoral fellows to learn all that is involved in designing and managing a clinical trial. Registration opens June 16th.
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!
UW Medicine has invited white colleagues to join one of the White Antiracism Groups starting this month. You will meet with a small group of colleagues each month for six months with the purpose of helping white faculty and staff better understand antiracism, find ways to support colleagues that are Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), and support each other in your growth. The groups are facilitated by trained facilitators. For more information, read the UW Medicine White Antiracism Group Charge. They are now recruiting for two specific time slots: Tuesday, July 13, 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.  Thursday, July 15, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. If you are interested please contact Callison Hunter at
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

Apply for the National Postdoctoral Association IMPACT Program - This is a six-month fellowship that empowers participants to strategically build upon existing skills, recognize opportunities, and advance more confidently in their careers. IMPACT Fellows are expected to use the knowledge, tools and resources they gain from the program to implement activities or initiatives at their institutions to contribute back to their communities.

Have experiences to write about? How about submitting your story for a Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists? If you were awarded a PhD between 1/1/2019 and 12/31/2020, you are invited to submit a 1000-word essay about your graduate student research (in one of four eligible subject tracks) by July 15, 2021. The Grand Prize is $30,000 USD and the three other category winners are awarded $10,000 each. The grand prize-winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. Winners will be invited to Sweden in December 2021 to participate in a unique week filled with events in honor of science. More information and the Entry Form are here.
If you work on an immunology-oriented project, also 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.
Warren Alpert Distinguished Scholar Awards: This is a career transition award geared towards postdocs in the neurosciences seeking full-time faculty positions. The internal UW deadline is August 5, 2021, and the award requires a letter of support from your departmental chair. If interested, discuss with your PI, then contact Allison Spooner, assistant to the chair.
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!
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