By Yvette Pittman, PhD
Job Postings and Career Blogs, Articles, and Webinars
As you prepare for your next career move, I recommend that you regularly browse the Bio Careers webpage. It is specifically tailored for life science PhDs and MDs, and as a fellow in our institute, you can register for a free account by selecting NICHD from the member’s list.
First and foremost, the site will allow you to search and apply for over 1500 jobs in academia, industry, consulting, and government. Bio Careers provides many excellent, online, career development resources. It is categorized by career paths and includes hot topics from improving your skill sets to ample career guidance. There are numerous blogs to choose from, which give you an opportunity to ask your own career questions and read other scientists’ job searching stories. For example, the blog titled “The Power of Positive Thinking in the Job Search” caught my eye since many fellows may feel overwhelmed and anxious before even starting their search.
They also have a new “Career Paths” page that is filled with many relevant articles and videos for most, if not all, careers available to life scientists. Additionally, Bio Careers offers a series of monthly webinars presented by speakers who are familiar with the job search process. Some of the recent webinars were on J-1 visas, biotech startups, and industry and medical writing careers. You can also access past webinars, and as a reminder, I circulate their monthly newsletter, which announces the new blogs, upcoming webinars, and latest job postings.
Whether you are researching a new career path or wanting to develop professional skills to become a more attractive candidate, I encourage you to frequently visit Bio Careers at http://biocareers.com/.
This is a great resource for all of your career needs!