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August 3, 2020

August 2020 News

From USC Postdoc Office
The Office of Research ( invites faculty, research staff, and postdoctoral researchers to participate in two research forums (via Zoom):
USC Research During COVID-19, Wednesday, August 19, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm: updates & guidance related to policies for research during COVID-19 (Ph.D. students will also be invited to this event).
Navigating Research @ USC, Thursday, Aug 20, 10 am-noon and 1:00 pm-3:00 pm: An opportunity to learn about campus-wide resources available to support research and scholarly work

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July 8, 2020

July 2020 News

RESEARCH RAMP-UP: USC research under COVID-19 is now in Phase 2 (2A3, for 30% occupancy/density); campus access is open to all researchers who cannot do research remotely, as long as they school-approved PI/lab/group-level plans and their schools have University-approved school-level plans.  For details, see our Research Ramp-Up website: A University-wide Phase 3 plan is under final development and expected soon.
RESEARCH INTEGRITY:  The COVID-19 pandemic is raising new and challenging ethical issues for

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June 19, 2020

Nature – Postdoctoral Research Survey

We hope everyone is staying safe. Please take a moment to take the following survey about postdocs during the coronavirus
From the original article (
Nature is encouraging postdoctoral researchers working in academia in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to respond to its first-ever survey dedicated entirely to postdocs, a crucial but often marginalized segment of the scientific workforce. The survey, now accessible at, addresses issues at the heart of the postdoctoral experience, including job satisfaction, career progression, working hours and

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June 9, 2020

#ShutDownSTEM – Wednesday, June 10, 2020

The USC Postdoctoral Association invites you to stand in solidarity with #ShutDownSTEM. #ShutDownSTEM is an one-day strike taking place on Wednesday June 10th. The initiative was created from a multi-identity, intersectional coalition of STEM professionals and academics advocating for Black lives. The aim of #ShutDownSTEM is to confront racism in our workspaces and to create a more equitable and just community.
By committing to #ShutDownSTEM, you are committing towards education, action, and healing.
Education: Keep learning by reading books and blogs, watching

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