University of Washington Postdoctoral Association

The University of Washington Postdoctoral Association (UWPA) represents all postdocs working at the University of Washington and affiliated institutions. We continually strive to maximize the experience of our postdocs and we are deeply committed to enhancing the welfare and fostering the professional development of the entire postdoctoral community. Every year we aim to further promote an active professional and social network at UW and affiliated institutions, to support the postdoc experience by providing information, resources, and services and to advocate for better mentoring and working conditions.

UWPA relies on postdoc volunteers and we are currently actively looking for more volunteers. If you are interested in policy issues, in organizing events or otherwise would like to help UWPA grow and better serve our postdocs, you are strongly encouraged to join us! Enter your email address above to subscribe, send us an email (upwa@uw.edu) or come talk with us at the next UWPA event.

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Programming Highlights:

The UWPA works closely with Dean Kelly Edwards at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs at the Graduate School, Director Briana Randall and Catherine Basl at The University’s Career Center as well as Dean John Slattery at UW’s School of Medicine. We also collaborate closely with other postdoctoral organization in the Seattle area: