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: uspa@ucsc.edu

Check out our upcoming events and join us:

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UCSC Google Group

The USPA is part of the larger network of Bay Area Postdocs

 

 

Latest from USPA

PATH TO A STEM JOB IN INDUSTRY 

PATH TO A STEM JOB IN INDUSTRY 

PATH TO A STEM JOB IN INDUSTRY 

Postdocs, grad students and staff scientists are all welcome!

DATENov 5th (Monday) 

TIME: 11:00 AM. 

LOCATION: E2 - 180

 

REGISTER HERE

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. 

TENTATIVE AGENDA:

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 uspa@ucsc.edu if you have any questions!

2018 Academic Job Search Q&A

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

 “Preparing for your Academic Job Search”

WHEN

SEPTEMBER 19 (WED)  12:30-1:30 PM

WHERE

PSB240

Please register here or email us at uspa@ucsc.edu if you have any questions.

In this Q & A workshop, we will cover many aspects of a faculty  job search including:

•How does a search committee get formed?
•What goes into a faculty job packet? 
•What are important criteria used to choose applicants?
 
Our instructors include:

Susan Strome

Distinguished Professor of MCD Biology

Needhi Bhalla

Associate Professor of MCD Biology

Susan Carpenter

Assistant Professor of MCD Biology

Daniel Kim

Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering

2018 Postdoctoral Conference Travel Fund Now Open!

The Postdoctoral Conference Travel Fund provides conference travel opportunities to postdocs in biological or biomedical science in the Division of Physical and Biological Sciences. This year, we will be able to make one or more awards totaling $1,100.

Award criteria:

      Past and continuing evidence of research accomplishments

      Ability for the award to substantially improve your career prospects

      Financial need

Apply here.