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News features for postdocs, by postdocs!

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!
UW Postdoc Rachel Welicky, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, has a new paper demonstrating how to use fluid-preserved fish to understand historical changes in the relative trophic positions of fish. Check it out here.
Nature has started a 6-part podcast series about Postdocs! Bill Mahoney, from the UW Office of Postdoctoral Affairs is quoted in the first of these!
The second article uncovers a worldwide sense of instability among the research precariat (postdocs)

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.
UWPA Professional Development Corner
Rounding up personal and professional development opportunities

Save the Date! The Office of Postdoctoral affairs is hosting a virtual Science Blast symposium on the afternoon of Jan 28th, 2021! This symposium will feature 5 minute presentations from postdocs in departments all across UW!
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!
Looking for postdoc funding opportunities? This comprehensive database was recently updated.
Finding it difficult to make time for writing? Join UWPA's first Writing Accountability Group. Commit to joining one of our three WAG sessions each week for the remaining eight weeks of 2020 to make serious progress on your writing goals before the new year and build up a habit of writing to start 2021 strong. We meet Mondays (12:30-2:30 pm), Thursdays (2:30-4:30 pm), and Fridays (9-11 am). Email us if you're interested in joining!
Do you love art, or designing figures? Try your hand at designing a holiday e-card for your lab using BioRender! You can submit your card and get some free swag if you win! Submissions Due Dec. 8th. Check out this link for details!

2020 Lessons Learned (And Ways to Prepare for 2021) A panel of experts from beyond the professorate will answer your career development questions. 

Dec 18th @ 12pm EST, free for all attendees. Sign up here! A replay will be available.
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. 

Pathways to Immigration for Scientists in Biotech in a new administration
A 60 minute discussion and Q&A that will synthesize the latest developments on immigration for scientists in biotech. This is Today!! Thu, December 3, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PST Register here!

This year’s Women in Science Travel Fund (WIST Fund) is being redirected toward COVID-19 relief! Early career women neuroscientists working in the United States are eligible to receive a one-time $500 financial grant for critical, temporary, and unforeseen financial hardships that result from the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline is Dec 15th. More information and application.

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.
Upcoming UWPA Community Events
Coffee Hour: Wednesday, Dec. 9th @ 9 am - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Happy Hour: Thursday, Dec. 17 @ 5:30 pm - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
UWPA General Assembly: Tuesday Jan. 5 @ 4 pm - add to calendar (includes zoom link)
Anti-discrimination at UW
Featuring information and workshops that foster diversity and equity

UAW4121 Third Thursday Anti-Discrimination Workshop: White Privilege for White People. For more information, click the link! To register, click here:

From Ally to Antiracist: Cultivating and Committing to Action in the Face of Life’s Obstacles: This 4-Week Live Online Course is only $75 for the UW Community.
SafeCampus Violence Prevention and Response Training. During this interactive training (Friday, Dec 11th @ 9-10:30 am), we ask participants to consider their unique role in preventing violence at the University of Washington. This training has been adapted to consider the remote academic environments that many staff, students, and faculty are currently experiencing. We will explore mental health and warning signs of different forms of violence including; workplace violence, relationship violence, sexual harassment, and stalking. We will briefly practice in-person and remote bystander intervention techniques and build your understanding of UW resources. Click the link to register for this training (You will receive further Zoom information by email after registering).

Postdoc Union Bargaining New Contract. Our union began bargaining over our second contract on Friday, Nov 6. Our bargaining committee developed a list of Initial Bargaining Demands based on the results of the Postdoc Bargaining Survey, which you can still take if you haven’t yet. Please take a moment to add 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 bargning by clicking here. The next planning meeting will be Monday, December 14th, for the next bargaining session on Wednesday, December 16th.


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