Career Resources

The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies suggests you utilize some of these resources to find support in areas such as job search skills, job offer negotiation, grant writing, and lab management.

ZipRecruiter- Postdoctoral Job Opportunity's
my PostDoc Monthly: Interviewing Skills
This webinar will help you pitch your qualifications and your personality in this often challenging and nerve-wracking space, covering online, phone, and in-person interview formats.

Guide to developing a personalized Individual Development Plan (IDP)

How-to Guides from
Guides providing advice on a number of skills such as interviewing, networking, obtaining funding, and managing a lab.

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition
In 2006, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) released a new edition of this excellent publication. The contents are derived from BWF-HHMI courses in lab leadership and management. In this free PDF, you will find advice on topics such as obtaining a faculty position; project management; data management and laboratory notebooks; getting published; and teaching and course design.

The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB): Career Development
Provides a collection of
career strategies.

The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) Career Planning Resources
The NPA advocates for postdocs nationwide, endeavoring to improve the postdoctoral experience. This section of their site highlights NPA and other career resources.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows
Individual development plans are a beneficial tool for the postdoctoral experience. This plan is one version that you could complete and discuss with your faculty advisor. For more information about the utility of plans, see "Planning for a positive postdoc."

The Postdoc Experience: Taking a Long Term View
"You have to be proactive and get the experience you will need for your future career."

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) Career Resource
Multiple career resources including job search, webinars, and dual career programs.


Bio Careers
A Career service to help expand your professional options for life science PhD's and MD's

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