Non-Traditional/Alternative Career Advice & Resources
- Below contains links and information to general resources geered towards postdocs and early career biomedical researchers considering non-traditional/alternative career pathways.
ScienceCareers.org | Alternative Careers Articles
- Science Careers is 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's) commitment to furthering careers in science and technology.
Chronicle Careers | Nonacademic Careers for Ph.D.'s
- The Chronicle of Higher Education is the No. 1 source of news, information, and jobs for college and university faculty members and administrators. Online, The Chronicle is published every weekday and is the top destination for news, advice, and jobs for people in academe. The Chronicle's website features the complete contents of the latest issue; daily news and advice columns; thousands of current job listings; articles published since September 1989; vibrant discussion forums; and career-building tools such as online CV management, salary databases, and more.
Biotech Career Center | Resources
- A great list of links to biotech recruiting, job listings, and career/information sites in the biotech industry.
sellout | A Resource for PhDs Considering Careers Beyond the University
- What's it like working outside academe? How should you prepare? This site explores these questions and more. Sellout is produced by Mark Johnson, an English literature PhD who works in the software industry.
Chronicle Careers | Beyond the Ivory Tower
- A column exploring "what you should know about nonacademic careers for Ph.D.'s". A wonderful collection of first-hand accounts and advice from writers for the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Science Careers: How to Craft a Winning Resume
- It's your main marketing tool -- and a sink for potentially endless tweaking and anxiety. Here's some advice from the Science Careers experts on how to put together that all-important résumé/CV (and its frequent traveling companion, the cover letter).