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…

November 27, 2016

November Conversation Recap – Postdoc Funding Resources

Though many funding opportunities are available for postdoctoral researchers, funding opportunities are highly competitive and finding opportunities specific to you is a daunting task. The UWPA hosted Rochelle Lundy from Graduate Funding and Information Services and Anna Salyer from UW Tacoma Libraries at our November conversation focused on funding available to both US and international researchers,…

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…

November 23, 2014

UW Career Center: Resources for Academic & Non-Academic Careers

The UW Career Center organizes a Seminar / Workshop Series for Graduate Students and PostDocs. The series is hosted and organized by Catherine Basl (cbasl@uw.edu) at the Career Center. This Series include “Academic Career” events as well as “Beyond Academia” events. See the UW Career Center Calendar for the next event. For more information see: UW…

October 24, 2014

NIH: Clarification of K99 – 4 year Limit of Postdoctoral Research Eligibility

Part 2. Section III. Eligibility Information 1. Eligible Applicants Currently reads: Eligible Individuals (Program Director/Principal Investigator) K99 applicants must have no more than 4 years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of the initial or the subsequent resubmission or revision application, and must be in mentored, postdoctoral training positions to be eligible to apply…

Parental Leave as a Postdoc

This document provides basic information that applies to postdocs in all departments at UW. Be sure to confer with your departmental HR rep for additional details specific to your department, but you are entitled to the parental leave benefits outlined below no matter which department you are in.

October 16, 2014

The Data Incubator

From Jessica Chong: Hey fellow postdocs, One of my friends is running a 6-week bootcamp this summer for STEM PhDs who are looking to leave academia and are interested in big data/data science jobs. The bootcamp is free for fellows, but you’ll have to pay your own living expenses and must be ready to start…

AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science

“The AAAS Early Career Award for Public Engagement with Science, established in 2010, recognizes early-career scientists and engineers who demonstrate excellence in their contribution to public engagement with science activities. A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration to the AAAS Annual Meeting, and reimbursement for reasonable hotel and travel expenses to attend…

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