Useful Links for
The Duke Postdoctoral Services and the Duke University Postdoctoral
Association (DUPA) websites provide information
about DUPA sponsored events and programs, including professional
development seminars, mentoring programs, research events and
socials. The site also has a message board for postdocs and
provides links to a number of useful sites with information for new Duke
postdocs regarding housing, vehicle registration, child-care, etc.
Human Resources - information
for employees of Duke University and the Duke University Medical Center
on topics including university policies and employee benefits
FOR FOREIGN POSTDOCS:
a variety of information for foreign students and postdocs at Duke
University International Office - for information about visas
and other legal issues
Postdoctoral Association was recently founded
to form a national voice for postdoctoral researchers in the United
States and to improve the postdoctoral experience
Phds.org is a resource with a
variety of career information, postdoc-related statistics and policies,
and lists of postdoctoral organizations and fellowships
Science's Next Wave Postdoc Network has
weekly articles on various postdoc issues, career development and
provides many useful links to other postdoc resources
ResearchGate is the largest scientific network online.
The American Society for Cell Biology has a Job Board listing
positions in academia, industry and government
has a job exchange with detailed search engine.
The Career Center of Bio Online
posts employment opportunities in industry.
is a directory of international links covering the fields of
biotechnologies and including a Biotechnology Career Center
is a site for biopharmaceutical jobs, news and resources
has a search engine for jobs in biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health
care and science
Jobs has articles about career development and a search engine for
has a search engine for science-related jobs in the U.S. and
lists teaching and administrative jobs in colleges and universities.
Position Network is a very clear and concise web listing of
positions, primarily in the United States.
of Higher Education's Career
Network has a listing of
academic positions in the U.S. and many other career resources.
has a search engine with faculty and administrative university positions.
JOBS and America's Job Bank are job listing sites
for the US Office of Personnel Management and the US Department of
Labor. While both and are broad sites, they do advertise some advance
research positions with Federal and State entities.
The National Science
Foundation has a listing of vacancy announcements in all areas of
administration and science.
The National Institutes for Health posts job
openings with their CareerHere search engine.
The Center for
Disease Control also posts employment opportunities.
General job listing
is one of the leading online career networks.
Jobsnet is a
leading provider of cost-effective online recruitment solutions for
Career Network provides job search and free resume services,
targeting mostly recent graduates.
Careerbuilder.com and Employmentguide.com
are other good sites.
GENERAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES
Career Development Center for Postdocs
and Junior Faculty is a resource site produced by Science's Next Wave.
It has great advice on job hunting, career transitions, scientific
salaries, funding, lab management and many other topics important to an
Employment Links for Biomed Scientists
is a comprehensive list of links to job vacancies and career information.
Beyond the Ivory Tower, from the
Chronicle of Higher Education has a large number of articles regarding
nonacademic careers for PhDs.
the PhD, has
an extensive list of professional development and career resources
Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows from FASEB. This
document will get you thinking about your career plan and provides you
with talking points for discussions with your PI.
ON POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT TRENDS
Trends in the Early Careers of Life
Scientists A 1998 National Research Council study.
Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in
Science and Engineering A National Science Foundation (NSF) report
from annually gathered data on employment trends for scientific fields.
the nation's changing needs for biomedical and behavioral scientists
the National Academies of Science
GRANT AND FELLOWSHIP DATABASES
of Science funding database
Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects, is a database
of information on federally funded biomedical research.
is one of the best and most comprehensive databases of both federal and
private funding sources.
The Grant Source Library at UNC provides
useful lists of funding sources
has the FEDIX database of federally funded programs.
FEDERAL FUNDING RESOURCES
National Institutes of Health (NIH):
National Science Foundation (NSF):
FOUNDATION AND ORGANIZATION HOMEPAGES
A Guide for Proposal Writing from the NSF
How to Apply for an NRSA and Resources for NRSA Applications are two
useful sites by Laura Stark, PhD in the career services office of UPenn
Proposal Writing the University of
Pittsburgh Office of Research manages this resource site which offers
simple tips on grant writing. Most helpful is their list of selected web
from Don Thackrey, Michigan State University
Grants and Grant Writing from Science's
Next Wave magazine
"All about grants" tutorials from the NIH
A Quick Guide for Grant Applications
from the National Cancer Institute
Hints for writing successful NIH grants
from Professor Ellen Barrett at the University of Miami