Thursday, June 21st, 2018

Dear Colleague,

At the end of last month, UC Academic Researchers and Postdocs hosted a forum with Gary McDowell, the Executive Director of Future of Research, on creating viable and sustainable career paths for scientists. In case you missed it, this link has a recording of the event’s livestream in its entirety, and here is a link to all of Gary’s presentation slides.

The urgent need to improve career options for researchers is one of the reasons many of us have become involved in forming a union. If you want to help, please contact us! We are stronger together, and the more of us that participate, the more successful our union will be.

Lastly, do you have feedback on this presentation or suggestions for other types of talks you’d be interested in? If so, simply respond to this email; we’d love to hear from you.

In Solidarity,

UC Berkeley
Holly Aaron, Specialist
Fred Bauman, Project Scientist
Joshua Carlson, Project Scientist
Sadie Costello, Assistant Researcher
Benjamin Croze, Junior Specialist
Vincent Guacci, Assistant Researcher
Howard Isaacson, Specialist
Bo Liu, Associate Specialist
Sa Liu, Associate Researcher
Benjamin Lynch, Associate Researcher
Isabella Rauch, Associate Specialist
Anatalia Robles, Associate Specialist
Adam Zeilinger, Associate Specialist

UC Davis
Kelsey Brewer, Assistant Specialist
Karam Kim, Project Scientist
Jennifer Phipps, Project Scientist
Sergio Silva, Junior Specialist
Vikrant Singh, Project Scientist

UC Irvine
Andrea Anzalone, Project Scientist
Guaciara M. dos Santos, Project Scientist
Rongwei Mao, Associate Specialist
Lei Shi, Project Scientist
Amanda Wortman, Specialist

UCLA
Stephen Hancock, Assistant Project Scientist
Christian Hofmann, Assistant Project Scientist
Laura Marinelli, Assistant Researcher
Dennis Montoya, Assistant Researcher
Christina Priest, Assistant Project Scientist
Anna Salazar, Assistant Project Scientist
Rosane Teles, Assistant Project Scientist
Paolo Zimmaro, Assistant Project Scientist

UC Merced
David Quint, Associate Project Scientist
Arianna Campiani, Assistant Specialist
Mourad Sadqi, Assistant Project Scientist

UC Riverside
Ahmed Farouk Abdalla, Assistant Project Scientist

UC San Diego
Hugo Carreira, Assistant Project Scientist
Saikat Chakraborty Thakur, Assistant Project Scientist
Ching-Wen Chang, Assistant Project Scientist
Sonia Podvin, Assistant Project Scientist
Francesca Soncin, Assistant Project Scientist
Hye-Won Song, Assistant Project Scientist
Thomas Touboul, Assistant Project Scientist
Jonathan Yu, Associate Project Scientist
Chun Zheng, Assistant Project Scientist

UC San Francisco
Luke Bonser, Assistant Researcher
Jesse Elias, Assistant Specialist
Sahar Houshdaran, Specialist
Maria Luisa Mandelli, Assistant Researcher
Mary McMahon, Associate Specialist
Nicole Nasholm, Associate Specialist
Ajay Ravindranathan, Specialist
Veronica Steri, Associate Specialist
Cassandra Van, Assistant Specialist
Tanner Wakefield, Assistant Specialist

UC Santa Barbara
Heda Agic, Visiting Researcher
Evangeline Ballerini, Associate Specialist
Andrew Csordas, Project Scientist

UC Santa Cruz
Sergio Covarrubias, Associate Specialist
Paul Mattern, Assistant Researcher
Lisa Schwarz, Assistant Researcher
Stella Villegas, Assistant Project Scientist