Dear Bay Area Postdocs,
The Postdoc Association from the Buck Institute will be hosting the next Bay Area Postdoc Association (BAPA) event. We will go for a one-day excursion on Saturday, May 11th.
Join your fellow Bay Area postdocs for a fun-filled day of networking and learning how to best prepare yourselves for transitioning into industry. This event will be held at the Buck Institute located at the foothills of Mount Burdell in Novato, CA approximately 22 miles north of the Golden Gate Bridge. We will start with a networking session in the morning, followed by lunch and a seminar from Lauren Celano of Propel Career Services. Her talk titled “How to be Competitive for the Industry Job Market” is aimed at helping postdocs identify, build, and highlight skills during their training in order to be competitive for industry positions. Following the seminar (for those interested) we will go on a short hike (less than 2 miles) up Mount Burdell so please bring some athletic gear and proper footwear. Given all the recent rainfall the views are quite impressive!
Please register as space is limited. Register here: https://forms.gle/WKdvPFn7T4FG9tmE9
This event is free: Parking at the Institute is free and does not require a permit.
Family and interested friends are also welcomed to join this day! Please be aware that the first part of the day will be about networking with postdocs, so you may want to schedule alternative activities for children for this time.
10:30-11:00AM Arrive at Buck, Coffee and Networking
11:00-11:30AM Institute Tour
11:30-12:00PM Lunch (provided)
12:00- 1:30PM Seminar by Lauren Celano “How to be Competitive for the Industry
1:30- 3:30PM Mount Burdell hike
3:30-5:00PM BBQ & Drinks (provided)
On Saturday March 16, the Bay Area Postdocs will visit Santa Cruz. Join us and learn about opportunities at Startup Sandbox, Two Pore Guys, and network with colleagues from across the Bay Area. Free lunch as well! Please register for the event via the Bay Area Postdocs website!
Or click on this link to go directly to the registration form: https://goo.gl/forms/w2N6sDv0ifBrc3YQ2
Startup Sandbox information Session!
The USPA is happy to host Alireza Chavosh, Director of Startup Sandbox for an information session on Santa Cruz's own startup incubator as well as plans for a new accelerator program. Have an idea that you think could become a product? Come and learn how Startup Sandbox can help you turn your research into a company!
February 27, 2019 (Wednesday)
12:00PM – 1:00PM
Our faculty panel of instructors includes:
11/6/2018, 12:00 PM – 300 Biomedical Sciences
The 2019 health benefits open enrollment period will run from October 25-November 20, 2018. This is the period during which you can make changes to enrollment and plan choices for medical, dental and vision plans. If you are already enrolled and do not wish to make any changes, no action is required. For any questions about open enrollment or benefits in general, contact the postdoc union at email@example.com or 510-845-5726.
Plan Options and Costs
There are two medical plan options (HMO and PPO) and two dental plan options (HMO and POS), see here for details about the plans and here for the plan costs. To view your current benefit choices and make changes during the open enrollment period, click here.
New for 2019: Enrolling Domestic Partners
In response to requests from our union and other UC employees, UC has changed its eligibility rules so that all UC employees are able to enroll a domestic partner and their partner’s eligible dependents upon meeting certain criteria. See here for more details and email the union if you have any questions.
PATH TO A STEM JOB IN INDUSTRY
PATH TO A STEM JOB IN INDUSTRY
Postdocs, grad students and staff scientists are all welcome!
DATE: Nov 5th (Monday)
TIME: 11:00 AM.
LOCATION: E2 - 180
Slone Partners, a Life Sciences Hiring Agency, has been collaborating with the USPA to offer all of you STEM scientists an informative session about how you can successfully make the transition from academia into industry.
10:45 am Check in
11:00am - 12:30pm Slone Partners, TwoPore Guys, and other companies will present important concepts for how you can move into STEM industry. We will have insights from HR as well as personal stories from PhDs who have made the switch themselves.
12:30pm-1:30pm Professional photography session to take head shots for use in professional profiles(This will be offered to earlier registrants, postdocs will receive priority, and registration and confirmation are required to redeem this)
When registering, please take this opportunity to let us know what questions you would like answered during the event.
Please Join us!
Feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions!
The USPA hosted an Academic Job Search Workshop featuring an open Q&A from four faculty mentors. Postdocs from a variety of fields got to learn about how an academic job search works from both sides (from the department's point of view and the candidates). Stay tuned for future workshops on other aspects of the Academic Job Search such as the "Chalk Talk".
“Preparing for your Academic Job Search”
SEPTEMBER 19 (WED) 12:30-1:30 PM
In this Q & A workshop, we will cover many aspects of a faculty job search including: