external career resources

External Career Resources

If you don't know about these resources yet, please take the 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 non-profit organization dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of all people. 

Association for Women in Science (AWIS) - The largest multidisciplinary organization for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), dedicated to driving excellence in STEM by achieving equity and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. 

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) -  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."

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 and Skill Building

Beyond the Professoriate - We have resources to support individuals and partner with institutions to help PhDs and grad students land jobs in: Industry, Non-Profit, Higher Education Administration, Faculty, and the Private Sector.

Cheeky Scientist Association (CSA) - A training platform for academics who want to transition into non-academic careers. The CSA is a specialized training program for Ph.D.'s who want to transition into industry. 

myIDP - The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals. myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of Ph.D. students and postdocs in the sciences.  

Imagine PhD - ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and social sciences. 

SciPhD - Provides training for scientists who want to transition from academia to non-academic careers.

Alda-Kevli Learning Center - Alda-Kavli online learning experiences are designed to introduce scientists and other researchers to some basic tools and strategies to empower clear and vivid science communication. 

Coursera - Free courses for career development. From creative problem solving to personal branding, there are courses to navigate the changing world of work. 

NIH: Office of Intramural Training & Education (OITE) - Many OITE workshops and science skills tutorials are now available online to trainees across the United States and around the world.

Collaborative Learning and Integrated Mentoring in the Biosciences (CLIMB) - The resources are designed to help you improve your writing skills. 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.

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 skillset and career development opportunities.

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 that offers on-campus workshops, professional development training, and intensive mentoring programs.

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 Search Platforms

American Geophysical Union (AGU) Career Center - The premier electronic recruitment resource and advice center in the Earth and space sciences, where 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. 

BioSpace - A comprehensive source of information for life sciences professionals. Along with breaking news, jobs are posted daily from some of the best companies in the industry. 

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 - 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's 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. 

HigherEdJobs - The leading source for jobs and career information in academia. 

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. 

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.

Inside Higher Ed - 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 -  Joulé provides unparalleled staffing services of temporary, contract, and direct professionals to organizations across the United States.

LinkedIn Jobs - To harness the power of your network and get hired, LinkedIn Jobs surfaces insights such as who you know at a company, giving 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. 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. 

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 that need your talent most.