For postdocs: Bias to Action kickoff event

The Office of Postdoctoral Studies is kicking off a new program to assist postdoctoral trainees achieve their career goals. The program, exclusively for postdocs, is called the “Bias to Action Groups.”

Bias to Action Kickoff (online event)
Monday, June 22, 2020
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Register here for connection details.

Have you wondered if you can help solve some of the world’s problems? Are you considering a career in industry or government? Has COVID-19 forced you to alter your original career plans? If so, you should join a Bias to Action Group.

The goal of these groups is to simultaneously help postdocs develop the knowledge, skills, relationships and experiences needed to successfully transition to their next career stage while working on real world problems.

Each group of postdocs will identify societal, commercial or career problems. They will then design and carry out novel ways to address those problems supported by professionals with expertise in one of three focus areas:

  • Social Impact Group. For postdocs interested in public policy, social entrepreneurialism, government and non-governmental organizations, or those simply wishing to make a difference in extraordinary times.
  • Commercial Interests Group. For postdocs interested in industry careers and commercialization.
  • Career Exploration Group. For postdocs who are unsure what they want to do next.

Have a question about the program? Contact Andrew Cusick (, career development officer, UW-Madison Office of Postdoctoral Studies.