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.
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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:
- Fred Hutchinson’s Student Postdoc Advisor Committee SPAC as well as their Office of Scientific Career Development under the leadership of Director Karen Peterson
- Institute for Systems Biology