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Career development

Managing a lab:

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty

How to run a basic life science lab without HHMI or Max-Planck funding" by William Wickner

Resources from funding to starting up a lab.

Time management:

How to 'Get a Life' in the Life Sciences" by William Wickner

Applying for jobs:

Job Tips on Applying for Research Jobs in Academia and the Private Sector 

Edited version of the 3-part series on Using Social Media in Your Job Search presented this January by past Thayer School Career Services Director Chandlee Bryan.

Edited version of career consultant Sharon Belden's 2009 presentation on the Demystifying Job Negotiation and Evaluation

Recruiting and evaluating job applicants by the University of Montana

Powerpoint slides of DCPDA Workshop on Entrepreneurship 2012 by Jake Reder

Best practices for Computer Science Postdocs 

by Anita Jones, Univ. of Virginia

Video archive of seminars about grant writing and biomedical manuscript writing by Chris Dant


A Dean's Take On Salary Negotiation - Advice

Negotiating a Job Offer - Advice

Go Ahead, Haggle - Manage Your Career

Negotiating That First Offer - Manage Your Career

On bias:

Information about the "imposter syndrome" presented by Valerie Young, 2009

Link to Virginia Valian, Hunter College ADVANCE grant PI and author of "Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women"

From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women

Sample Chapter on "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide" by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschaver, 2003

"Gender differences in letters of recommendation" by Frances Trix and Carolyn Psenka: "Exploring the Color of Glass: Letters of Recommendation for Female and Male Medical Faculty"

Research-based site that offers specific behaviors/action on reducing stereotype threat

"Grindstone Adjectives", Rice University ADVANCE grant research on gendered, self-descriptive adjectives and perception by others


Overview of Fellowship and Career Awards from the Office of Sponsored Projects Website

NIH Fellowships and Career Development grants Powerpoint Presentation

Eligibility requirements for Postdocs in Fellowship Applications Powerpoint Presentation

A list of funding sources for postdocs at all stages of their postdoctoral careers

Writing a CV:

Purdue University guidelines
Colorado State University guidelines
Rice University guidelines
Duke University guidelines
University of Pennsylvania guidelines
Pepperdine University guidelines
Carnegie Mellon guidelines
Stanford University guidelines
University of Illinois guidelines
General guidelines

And many more resources here:

Many career development articles and resources available for download
Article about enhancing the postdoctoral experience for scientists and engineers
Career development resources from UMich