Advocacy & Service

January 18, 2017

The price of doing a postdoc

Check out this article from Science magazine about the financial costs of doing a postdoc: http://www.sciencemag.org/careers/2017/01/price-doing-postdoc  

December 1, 2016

Update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Impact on UW Post-docs

As announced earlier, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued in May the final ruling that mandates an increase in the minimum salary for postdocs. However, recently a federal court injunction has suspended the new requirement causing some uncertainty as to how the university would react. We are happy to inform all postdocs that this uncertainty…

April 13, 2015

National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable Webinar

A member of The Postdoctoral Experience Revisited authoring committee, Paula Stephan, hosted a Webinar with the National Academies’ Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable (GUIRR): On March 6, 2015, GUIRR hosted a webinar on this newly released NRC report. The presentation first summarized general facts regarding postdoctoral fellows, including the large and growing population of postdoctoral researchers, the spread…

February 4, 2015

Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government

From: http://alturl.com/hvsws Yes, you can attend that career event, says the U.S. government By Rachel Bernstein December 17, 2014 “You cannot misunderstand the language. There are no two ways of interpreting it.” —Ambika Mathur Graduate students and postdocs: You now have official permission from the U.S. government to attend that career event. That’s the message of…

October 24, 2014

“How to Find a Postdoc Position” Panel for UW Graduate Students 2014

Thursday Nov 13th, 2014 2:30-4:30 pm MEB 238 The UWPA is hosting a panel discussion in conjunction with UW’s Career Center. We’re looking for 6-7 volunteers to help serve on this panel. Time commitment is 2 hours. Please sign up here if you’re interested: http://goo.gl/forms/jk7nHIXhMN This is a good opportunity for PostDocs to boost their…