For Postdoctoral Scholars
We understand the importance of career development and job search planning for Postdoctoral Scholars. We hope that you find the following resources useful in your career planning. Best of luck!
GSAS Career Resources
GSAS Workshops and Programs
Postdoctoral Scholars can attend career-related programming hosted by GSAS Career Services that is open to the entire campus community. A full listing of events can be found on the GSAS events calendar.
As a subscriber to Versatile PhD, Brandeis GSAS Career Services provides free membership to the Brandeis community. Postdoctoral Scholars can access the Versatile PhD premium content - an excellent resource that demystifies non-academic career paths and helps you prepare for many possibilities.
As a member of BioCareers, Brandeis GSAS Career Services provides free membership to the Brandeis community. BioCareers is a career service dedicated to expanding professional life sciences options. The site provides online career resources and job. BioCareers also provides monthly webinars on career paths and job search topics.
Your Alumni Career Services Office
We recommend that Postdoctoral Scholars contact their graduate and/or undergraduate institutions for career guidance and resources – many institutions offer comprehensive career services for their alumni.
Massachusetts One-Stop Career Centers
One-Stop Career Centers are open to all Massachusetts job seekers and employers. Core services are free and available to all. Enhanced services, such as one-on-one career counseling or special programs, may have a fee. Some programs target specific population groups.
Private Career Counseling
Private career counselors offer fee-based services to assist with self-assessment, career exploration, career planning and job search guidance. Note: These counselors are not affiliated with or endorsed by Brandeis University.
- Career Counselors’ Consortium Northeast Directory of Career Counselors: All counselors listed below are current members of the Career Counselors' Consortium who have chosen to be listed on the site.
- Career Moves, A Division of JVS: For the professional job seeker and career changer, Career Moves provides high quality and customized career services at a great value.
- Faculty and Academic Hiring from Graduate College at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
- Propel Careers: A Boston-based life sciences search and career development firm with the unique distinction of being dedicated to networking, mentoring and career development. Propel Careers Fall 2013 Futures in Life Science (FILS) Events is a series of events in the Boston area for current graduate students (M.B.A., M.P.H., J..D, Eng, Ph.D., M.D. etc), or Postdoctoral Scholars interested in learning about the variety of career paths that exist in the life sciences sector.
- Articles by Peter Fiske (author of “Putting Your Science to Work”)
- Career Resources from Duke University Office of Postdoctoral Services
- National Postdoctoral Association
- myIDP: My Individual Development Plan helps to establish good communication between postdocs and mentors - critical for a successful postdoc/PI relationship.
- AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships
- Kauffman Foundation's Entrepreneur Postdoctoral Fellows: This program educates and trains scientist-founders who will create high-growth technology companies of tomorrow.
- Postdoc Groups on LinkedIn: Ph.D. Careers Outside of Academia, Alternative Ph.D. Careers, Postdoctoral Career Development Initiative (PCDI)