To honor and encourage faculty mentors who serve as effective advisors, advocates, role models, and colleagues, we are excited to announce the Garnett-Powers and Associates “What Powers You: Excellence in Postdoctoral Scholar Mentoring Award”. UC San Diego Postdoctoral Scholars are individuals who have recently completed a doctoral degree and, under the oversight of a faculty mentor, continue research training in preparation for a career in academe, industry, government, or the nonprofit sector. Faculty mentors who provide guidance, support, and inspiration to research and career excellence are essential to the success of the postdoctoral scholar. This award recognizes faculty who consistently promote and actively engage in the many forms of mentorship.
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This program is intended for new postdocs (or continuing postdocs) and it is strongly recommended that postdocs attend the workshop within the first two months of their initial appointment so they become familiar with the guidelines and policy that impact their appointment. The presentation will include information about benefits and welfare programs, tax withholding obligations, visa policy, navigating the campus, research-related resources, and professional development opportunities and activities. In addition, representative(s) from the UAW will give a brief presentation at 1:30 PM.
Postdocs interested in attending should register through the following website: http://newpostdocorientation.eventbrite.com/. If you have any questions regarding the orientation, please contact Merritt Bradford at email@example.com or (858) 534-3553.
We are very excited to announce the launch of the new Research Scholar Appointment System. This electronic administrative portal will replace the current paper-based appointment processes for Postdoctoral and Visiting Scholars. The initial version will allow the user to submit appointment, reappointment and amendment requests, search for existing PD&VS and appointments, and receive offer letters electronically. Though the system will be launched on July 1, 2012, we anticipate departments will migrate over to the new system over the course of 2-3 months. We will be offering more information in the next few weeks and scheduling computer-lab training sessions over the course of the next few months.
We will also be demonstrating the new system at the Research Affairs Research Café at Sharecase on August 29th.
On January 20, 2012, NIH announced the new stipend levels for Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) made with FY 2012 funds. The new annual minimum is $39,264 for newly hired postdoctoral scholars. The NIH announcement is found online at http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-12-033.html. Pursuant with the Postdoctoral Scholars’ MOU between the University of California and the UAW union, Article 4, Compensation, effective February 1, 2012, the new rates will apply when a Postdoctoral Scholar is newly appointed or reappointed. The new UC Postdoc Salary/Stipend Scale is available at http://www.ucop.edu/acadpersonnel/1112/table23.pdf.