Welcome to the UCSC STEM Postdocs webpage!
The USPA is a postdoctoral-led organization that aims to provide career training and resources to postdoctoral scholars here at UC Santa Cruz. Each year the USPA organizes a symposium, and a series of workshops to highlight postdoctoral research, provides postdocs with career planning support, and build a stronger postdoc community. Our goal is to create a welcoming environment for new postdocs and a supportive group of peers to navigate this pivotal career stage together.
Activities of USPA include:
- monthly postdoc science and social hour
- career development workshops
- annual symposium
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out our upcoming events and join us:
The USPA is part of the larger network of Bay Area Postdocs
Latest from USPA
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.