Category Archives: Events

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 https://go.nature.com/3fDup2u.
 
From the original article (https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01863-y):
 
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 https://go.nature.com/3fDup2u, 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

#ShutDownSTEM
 
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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June 8, 2020

June 2020 News


 
Work from Home Stipends
USC is implementing a $53/month COVID19 technology stipend for postdocs who are working from home. It is to cover a reasonable percentage of the cell phone,
internet and other technology expenses that may be generated by working from home during the pandemic.
Please contact your department administrator
OR
Please contact Dan Carino , Director of Postdoc Affairs, dcarino@usc.edu
Mentor Training Opportunity for Postdocs
If you are interested in expanding on your professional/skill development, consider mentor

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May 4, 2020

May 2020 Information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all events organized by the USC Postdoctoral Association are cancelled for May. Please see our newsletter for more information: May 2020 Newsletter
 
COVID-19 Update
For information and updates on the impact of COVID-19 on USC research and the postdoc community, you can visit two websites:
research.usc/edu/coronavirus
postdocs.usc.edu/covid-19-info/
 
Work from Home Stipends
USC is implementing a $53/month COVID-19 technology stipend for postdocs who are working from home. It is to cover a reasonable percentage of the cell phone, internet and other

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April 9, 2020

April 2020 Information

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all events organized by the USC Postdoctoral Association are cancelled for April. Please see our newsletter for more information: April 2020 Newsletter
 

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March 12, 2020

COVID-2019

Date:    March 11, 2020
 
From: Maja Mataric
Interim Vice President of Research
 
To:       USC research community
 
As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation unfolds, USC is rapidly responding through its many units and services. Research, a key mission of our University, is impacted by the epidemic. To help you navigate this situation, we have set up a dedicated web site for research-relevant COVID-19 information:research.usc.edu/coronavirus
The site includes updates about key research topics, including: lab staffing and materials procurement, remote research, human research and OPRS & IRB, vivaria,

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March 2, 2020

March 2020 Job Postings

USC Office of Research Monthly Update
New USC Grant Opportunity:
Provost New Strategic Directions for Research Award, 5 pm,
Monday, April 20, 2020
February USC Grant Timelines:
Zumberge Interdisciplinary Large: 5 pm, Monday, February 10, 2020
Answering the Call: noon, Friday, February 14, 2020
Collaboration Fund: 5 pm, Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Research Advancement: Artificial Intelligence, quantum information processing, and Alzheimer’s disease are some examples of current high priority federal funding topics, especially with multidisciplinary approaches. For assistance in planning and preparing proposals across USC units, contact Dr.

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March 2, 2020

March 2020 Events

Due to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-2019 (coronavirus), the USC Postdoctoral Association has decided to cancel all our organized events for the months of March and April. Please keep an eye out for our monthly newsletter for future upcoming events.
 

 
Happy Hour
Join us for Happy hour and free drinks!
Date: Friday, March 13th (for UPC) and 20th (for HSC and CHLA)
Time

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February 10, 2020

Ski Trip with UCLA and Caltech!

Flyer: Winter Ski Trip Flyer Feb 2020
Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ucla-caltech-usc-postdoc-winter-ski-trip-tickets-89159972879?aff=
Password: UCLApda
Date and Time: February 29, 2020; 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: Mountain High Resort (24510 California 2, Wrightwood, CA 92397)
 
About this Event
After a very successful ski trip last year, the Postdoc Associations of Caltech, UCLA, and USC are happy to announce our second joint schools Postdoc Ski Trip to Mountain High Resort (http://www.mthigh.com/site)! Date: Saturday, February 29th, 2020. We are inviting all postdocs and their families to join us. We have secured

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February 3, 2020

February 2020 Events


Note: Beach Bike ride has been cancelled. We will be hosting a hike in the month of March. 
 
Coffee Hour
Join us for FREE coffee every other month. Coffee hour takes place on the second Wednesday of the month. To find us, look for the PDA sign.
Date:Wednesday, February 12th
Time and Location:
UPC Starbucks next to Lyon Center 1-2pm
HSC Starbucks at the Plaza

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January 31, 2020

Volunteer Judge Recruitment for USC Annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work

We are looking for post docs who can serve as judges for USC’s Twenty-Second Annual Undergraduate Symposium for Scholarly and Creative Work.
This year the Symposium takes place on Wednesday, April 15. Undergraduates from across the University will be displaying projects in five categories:  Arts, Humanities, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Engineering, and Social Sciences. This year each category will be judged by a panel led by a faculty member and composed of senior graduate students and postdoctoral associates nominated by

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January 8, 2020

January 2020 Events


 
Happy Hour
Join us for happy hour this month to welcome in the new year! To find us, look for the PDA sign.
Date: Friday, December 17th
Time and Location:
UPC The Lab (3500 S Figueroa St) 6:30-7:30 pm
HSC The Edmonson (1969 Zonal Ave) 5-6 pm
CHLA Home Restaurant (1760 Hillhurst Ave)  5-6 pm
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Solstice Canyon Hike
Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-solstice-canyon-hike-with-kevin-robinson-tickets-86949868397
Eventbrite Password: uscpda2020
TRAIL: Solstice Canyon
LOCATION: Malibu
WHEN:

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November 25, 2019

December Events


Coffee Hour
Join us for FREE coffee every other month. Coffee hour takes place on the second Wednesday of the month. To find us, look for the PDA sign.
Date:Wednesday, December 11th
Time and Location:
UPC Starbucks next to Lyon Center 1-2pm
HSC Starbucks at the Plaza Marketplace 2-3pm
CHLA Aroma’s Coffee at HBO Café 9:30-10:30am
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October 29, 2019

November Events

PDF of Flyer: November newsletter final
Coffee Hour
Date: No coffee hour this month. Please join us for our tailgate event on November 23rd. Coffee hour will resume in December.

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/usc-massage-chair-tickets-78837586343
Password: USC_Massage

Tail Gate Party

When: Tailgating starts at 10:30am and ends at 12:30pm
Where: We will setup

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October 24, 2019

Scientist Mentoring and Diversity Program (SMDP) 2020

PDF for Flyer: 2020-SMDP-Call-for-Applications
SMDP Biotech | San Diego
JUNE 6-10, 2020
The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse graduate students and post-doctoral researchers with industry mentors who work at biotech and consumer healthcare companies
Open to Graduate students and post-doctoral
researchers with degrees in life sciences
 
SMDP MedTech | Toronto
OCTOBER 3-7, 2020
The one-year career mentoring program pairs ethnically diverse undergraduate and graduate students with mentors who work at medical device and consumer healthcare companies
Who may apply?
Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors
in Engineering, or BS degree, MS

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