External Resources

External Career Resources

If you don't know about these resources yet, please take time to get to know them.  They provide important opportunities that help you develop your skills and expand your professional network. 

Professional Associations

American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - An international nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. The world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society and a leading publisher of cutting-edge research through its Science family of journals, AAAS has individual members in more than 91 countries around the globe.

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) - Founded in 1971, the AWIS is the largest multidisciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). They are dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reaches more than 20,000 professionals in STEM with members, chapters, and affiliates worldwide. Membership is open to any individual who supports the vision and mission of AWIS.

National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) - The NPA is a member-driven 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. Since 2003, they have taken on the ambitious agenda to enhance the quality of the postdoctoral experience in the United States.

New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) - The NYAS is a membership organization with 20,000+ members in 100 countries. They include research scientists at universities and industry, as well as representatives of business, government, and policy organizations

National Association of Science Writers (NASW) - In 1934, a dozen pioneering science reporters established the NASW at a meeting in New York. They wanted a forum in which to join forces to improve their craft and encourage conditions that promote good science writing. The association was formally incorporated in 1955 with a charter to "foster the dissemination of accurate information regarding science through all media normally devoted to informing the public." Over the years, its officers have included both freelancers and employees of most of the major newspapers, wire services, magazines, and broadcast outlets in the country. Today, NASW has 2,288 members and 349 students. Above all, NASW fights for the free flow of science news.

Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) - SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicano/Hispanic and Native American scientists, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.

Career Planning

Cheeky Scientist Association (CSA) - A training platform for academics who want to transition into nonacademic careers. The CSA is a specialized training program for Ph.D.'s who want to transition into industry. By becoming a Cheeky Scientist member, you gain access to the entire Cheeky Scientist network of over 50,000 professionals.

myIDP - The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals. In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. Expanding on that framework, myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences.  

SciPhD - Provides training for scientists who want to transition from academia to nonacademic careers. Various workshops, boot camps, and certificate programs are designed to offer resources and hands-on training to identify and develop skills in communication, leadership, negotiation, team building, networking, and project management. Workshops introduce job opportunities in industry, and a critical evaluation of students’ skills, all to translate “operational competencies” to SciPhD’s 24 core competencies, valued by hiring companies. Additionally, a focus on résumé and interview preparation, as well as networking helps participants to design an individual career action plan. Numerous universities, medical schools, science academies, and societies in the United States and abroad have hosted SciPhD training programs.

 

Skill Building

Cheeky Scientist Association (CSA) - A training platform for academics who want to transition into nonacademic careers. The CSA is a specialized training program for Ph.D.'s who want to transition into industry. By becoming a Cheeky Scientist member, you gain access to the entire Cheeky Scientist network of over 50,000 professionals.

Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) - Being a scientist means more than just doing exceptional research. A good scientist is also a good writer. In fact, you won’t truly be successful as a scientist until you learn to write well. You have to publish papers and apply for grants to fund your work. In fact, your career depends on the ability to write well. The resources are designed to help you improve your writing skills. The advice is not only actionable and practical, it’s science-based. The advice is designed to “de-mystify” the writing process. The resources focus on skills you can quickly master, no matter how you view yourself as a writer, and no matter how complex and subtle the science is.

myIDP - The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals.  In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. Expanding on that framework, myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences.  

iNET NYC - Provides support and professional guidance for all international graduate students and research fellows in STEM fields, who are or will be affiliated with any institution in the NYC area, to expand their skill set and career development opportunities. We also provide the opportunity to engage in a strong international peer network. Rutgers' representative for iNEt NYC is Pierre-Antoine Crassous, Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Physiology and Neurosciences (NJMS). For more information on how to get involved, contact him by email or by phone at 973-972-8895.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - An independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 93,000 graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. They are 100 percent dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. They offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

SciPhD - Provides training for scientists who want to transition from academia to nonacademic careers. Various workshops, boot camps, and certificate programs are designed to offer resources and hands-on training to identify and develop skills in communication, leadership, negotiation, team building, networking, and project management. Workshops introduce job opportunities in industry, and a critical evaluation of students’ skills, all to translate “operational competencies” to SciPhD’s 24 core competencies, valued by hiring companies. Additionally, a focus on résumé and interview preparation, as well as networking helps participants to design an individual career action plan. Numerous universities, medical schools, science academies, and societies in the United States and abroad have hosted SciPhD training programs.

Mentoring Programs

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity - An independent professional development, training, and mentoring community of over 93,000 graduate students, postdocs, and faculty members. They are 100 percent dedicated to supporting academics in making successful transitions throughout their careers. They offer on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) - NRMN is a nationwide consortium of biomedical professionals and institutions collaborating to provide all trainees across the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences with evidence-based mentorship and professional development programming.

Job Exploration

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Career Center - The premier electronic recruitment resource and advice center in the Earth and space sciences. Employers and recruiters can access the most qualified talent pool with relevant work experience to fulfill staffing needs. Job seekers can develop their career by attending regular career advice webinars and workshops, apply for hundreds of jobs, and post their résumé online.

Bio Careers - The first and only career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science Ph.D.'s and M.D.'s. The service provides online career resources and job postings for postgraduate and alumni candidates, and recruitment services to employers.

BioNJ Life Sciences Talent Network (LSTN) - Connects New Jersey’s professionals with careers in pharma, biotech, medical device technology, clinical operations, and medical diagnostics. LSTN also supports employers with talent acquisition and recruitment, talent pipeline development, and business outreach.

BioSpace - A comprehensive source of information for life sciences professionals. Reliable news content is posted daily, keeping followers and investors up to date on the latest in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries. Along with breaking news, jobs are posted daily from some of the best companies in the industry. There are several opt-in emails, like GenePool, that provide daily news and career opportunities.

Cell Career Network -A global job board that showcases the latest science and research job vacancies within the field of life sciences.

The Chronicle of Higher Education - Vitae is the only online career hub dedicated to making it easier—and more rewarding—for faculty and administrators to do their jobs each day. The Chronicle - Vitae, offers free career management tools, a powerful community, and the candid insights that academics need to build successful careers and fulfill their mission.

Dice - Technology powers companies. Professionals power technology. Dice quickly delivers the opportunities, insights, and connections technology professionals and employers need to move forward.

The Drop Out Club (DOC) - The DOC aspiration is to unite the global community of doctors, scientists, and other biomedical professionals who seek to shape health care through innovative careers outside of traditional clinical and research tracks.

Global Academy Jobs - Works with universities worldwide to promote academic mobility and international research collaboration. We help academic and research organizations across the world access the global talent pool when they recruit. We specialize in vacancies in the academic and research sector, at every stage of the academic career path, from postdoc and research positions, to lecturer jobs, professorial appointments, and president/vice chancellor roles. We aim to post the largest number and widest variety of roles to challenge and excite the global academic community.

HigherEdJobs - The leading source for jobs and career information in academia. More colleges and universities trust HigherEdJobs to recruit faculty and administrators than any other source. Each month our site is visited by more than one million higher education professionals who rely not only on our comprehensive list of jobs, but also on our news and career advice.

Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC) - A nonprofit consortium of over 700 colleges, universities, hospitals, research labs, government agencies, and related non- and for-profit organizations. Consortium members share a commitment to hiring the most diverse and talented faculty, staff, and executives.

Indeed - As the world's #1 job site, with over 200 million unique visitors every month from over 60 different countries, Indeed has become the catalyst for putting the world to work. Indeed is intensely passionate about delivering the right fit for every hire. Indeed helps companies of all sizes hire the best talent and offers the best opportunity for job seekers to get hired.

Inside Higher Ed - The online source for news, opinion, and jobs for all of higher education. Whether you're an administrator or a faculty member, a grad student or a vice president, we've got what you need to thrive professionally: breaking news and feature stories, provocative daily commentary, career advice and practical tools to advance your career.

Joulé Clinical & Scientific Staffing - Committed to exceeding the expectation of our clients and employees. Recognized for providing the highest level of service, we pay exacting attention to each engagement. Joulé provides unparalleled staffing services of temporary, contract and direct professionals to organizations across the United States and is dedicated to quality and professionalism.

LinkedIn Jobs - To harness the power of your network and get hired, LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Jobs - Discover a career at the NIH. Check out the latest news and recruitment activities from NIH Jobs.

Nature Jobs - A global career resource for scientists and the world’s largest dedicated science jobs board. We advertise international science jobs across Nature Publishing Group journals as well as centrally at naturejobs.com. We also provide a wide range of free career articles, advice, and information for scientists and run a CV database for job seekers.

New Scientist Jobs -Your online resource for the best jobs, career advice, and candidates in STEM. Receive the best science and technology jobs, courses, and career advice from New Scientist.

Science Careers - 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) commitment to furthering careers in science and technology, with an emphasis on fostering greater diversity among the scientific community.

ScienceJobs.Org - An online recruiting/career service for science/research communities. It provides an easy and effective way for college students, graduates, alumni, and other job seekers to find the right career in science. Job seekers are encouraged to use our free service to post their résumés in the Job Seekers Section.

The Scientist - The magazine for life science professionals—a publication dedicated to covering a wide range of topics (including a job search) central to the study of cell and molecular biology, genetics, and other life-science fields.

USAJOBS - Connects job seekers with federal employment opportunities across the United States and around the world. As the federal government’s official employment site, USAJOBS provides resources to help the right people find the right jobs.

Yoh - Yoh is all about the search. Using the strength of our vast network of resources to dig deeper, faster, helping you uncover just what you’re looking for—whether it’s finding top talent or helping you discover the leading organizations who need your talent most.

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