Career Information for Postdocs
- Below contains links and information to general resources geered towards postdocs and early career biomedical researchers.
National Postdoctoral Association
- The National Postdoctoral Association is a professional association that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. The NPA was founded in 2003, with an ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience. Since its founding, the NPA has assumed a leadership role in addressing the many issues confronting the postdoctoral community that are national in scope, requiring action beyond the local level. The NPA is supported by its members and charitable contributions from those who support its mission, including the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
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- Versatile PhD is an online community developed to help postdocs and graduate students prepare for nonacademic careers.Versatile PhD has recources to help you transition to a career field outside the professoriate, including tailored career panel discussions, detailed success stories, and sample job search documents that helped PhDs land great jobs. Harvard subscribes so you can access all the resources on their site.
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- Propel Careers is a Boston based life sciences search and career development firm with the unique distinction of being dedicated to networking, mentoring and career development. Propel’s core mission is to help current and future leaders accelerate their careers and by doing so, impact their success as well as the success of the industry. - See more at: https://www.propelcareers.com/#/
- Science Careers is dedicated to being the world leader in matching qualified scientists with jobs in industry, academia, and government. We are committed to providing all the necessary career resources for scientists as well as effective recruiting solutions for employers. Our mission supports the American Association for the Advancement of Science's (AAAS's) commitment to furthering careers in science and technology.
ScienceCareers.org - "2015 People of the Year" - Boston-based Future of Research (FOR) Group
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-Naturejobs is the world’s leading dedicated science jobs board. The Naturejobs blog aims to be the leading online resource for scientists in academia and industry who seek guidance in developing their careers.
Naturejobs Career Expos
-Naturejobs Career Expo - Boston, takes place on May 18, 2016. Other Expo sites include: San Francisco, London and Düsseldorf.
PhDs.org: Science, Math, and Engineering Career Resources
- PhDs.org was originally created with the help of a number of students while Geoff Davis was an assistant professor in the Math Department at Dartmouth College. The site was made possible by the generous support of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and a Burke Research Initiation Award from Dartmouth College. Geoff has continued to run the site on his own since moving to Microsoft Research and subsequently to a consulting career. The goal of the site is help students to prepare for the changing demands of today's job market and to provide a voice for early career scientists.
NIH Virtual Career Center
- The NIH Virtual Career Center, developed by the Office of Intramural Training and Education, brings together a trove of information that could be invaluable to people at every stage of career transition. Whether you are at the very beginning -- trying to define your interests or translate an academic major into a career -- or in the final stages of negotiating competing job offers -- this website will put timely, helpful guidance at the tip of your mouse. The NIH hopes the website will highlight biomedical careers in the context of the larger world of employment opportunities.
- As a postdoctoral scientist, you have to focus on your research while also planning for your future career. This section provides tools to help you explore your interests, narrow down career options, and get a job.
AAAS Career Center for Postdocs
- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), is an international non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science around the world by serving as an educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. In addition to organizing membership activities, AAAS publishes the journal Science, as well as many scientific newsletters, books and reports, and spearheads programs that raise the bar of understanding for science worldwide. The AAAS offers postdocs a rich array of educational and experiential pathways leading to a successful career in science.
Scientist Solutions: An International Life Science Forum
- Scientist Solutions was started in 2004 for the purpose of promoting the worldwide advancement of science and biotechnology. They developed an internet discussion site or "Board" to provide scientists a resource for the exchange of ideas and information. The Scientist Solutions Board contains 31 categories of scientific disciplines that are further divided into discussion forums. It is here in these forums that scientists may interact with other scientists submitting questions, answers, comments, ideas, conducting polls and developing collaborative relationships.
Chronicle Careers: Tools & Resources
- The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
Harvard Catalyst: Education Video Library
- This online video library is a dynamic catalog of past courses, seminars, and lectures sponsored by Harvard Catalyst. The library includes videos from some of Harvard Catalyst's most popular courses, including Introduction to Clinical Investigation (ICI) and Introduction to Translational Medicine (ITTM). The video library will continue to be updated as new offerings become available.
Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC)
The Boston Biomedical Innovation Center (B-BIC) is a consortium of academia, non-profits, government, industry, and venture capital designed to accelerate translation of early stage biomedical innovations into commercially viable products.
As an NIH National Center for Accelerated Innovation (NCAI), B-BIC provides grant funding, project management, coaching, and skills development to academic investigators for the development of devices, diagnostics, and therapeutics addressing heart, lung, blood, and sleep disorders.
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