Resources for Graduate Students
Getting a Job
When you graduate, what will you do next? In addition to the advice of your advisor, other faculty mentors, and your fellow students, there are a ton of resources online to help you in your job search, whether you're looking for a postdoc position, want to go straight to a faculty position, or are considering a career outside of academe.
- Indiana University Alumni Association's online career and mentoring service
- Chronicle of Higher Education career-related advice articles (free access)
- Advice on structuring your curriculum vitae
- Amazing page listing a ton of biology-related postdoc opportunities, maintained by UC Berkeley
- American Society for Microbiology graduate and postdoctoral opportunities
- NIH Kirschstein-National Research Service Award (NRSA) Postdoctoral Fellowships (F32) — applying individual needs to have an institution, a sponsor, and a detailed project.
- NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology (PRFB) — applying individual must be ready to graduate or have graduated within the past 12 months, and cannot stay at their doctoral institution for the postdoc.
- SPIRE Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at University of North Carolina
Academic Jobs (postdoc and faculty position postings)
- Chronicle of Higher Education job postings—a weekly email notification service is available
- Academic Keys—search for positions, post a resume, network, etc.
- HigherEdMorning.com—offers a service that delivers weekly emails of higher education job postings in your specified areas of interest
- Nature Conservancy Careers
- USAJobs—a government jobs site that allows you to tailor searches according to geopgraphic location, federal department, etc., and to receive updates when new jobs come up
- American Geophysical Union offers "Using your PhD Wisely" interviews with scientists in alternative careers