Career Resources for Postdocs and Graduate Students

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Zach Marks formerly from presents at UConn Health

At UConn Health, the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs along with the Associate Dean of the Graduate School sponsor periodic workshops concerning career development. Various student-led interest groups also host events.

Postdocs can also visit UConn Center for Career Development for more career preparation and job search resources.

In addition, other resources can be found on this page including current opportunities for postdocs and grad students as well as other online resources for career development. Finally, all postdocs are welcome to discuss career-related goals and current plans with Dr. Heinen via appointment.

Jobs and Other Career Related Opportunities (Postdoc positions in green)

Job/Opportunity Date Posted Description
Program Coordinator for Genomic Novelty Postbaccalaureate Program at UConn-Storrs 5/30/2023 We are seeking a program coordinator for a new postbaccalaureate training program in genomic novelty.  This position could be a career stepping stone for a recent PhD or MS graduate (MS requires at least 1 year of additional experience) who is seeking a research-adjacent career focused on mentorship of a diverse cohort of new scientists. The program coordinator would have the opportunity to develop training materials and teach workshops on genomics, bioinformatics and professional development topics, coordinate a cohort project involving genome assembly and annotation, and provide close mentorship to trainees as they explore career and graduate school opportunities.  The position is in-person at the University of Connecticut, Storrs campus, beginning this summer.  The full position description and application information is available here
Postdoc at Texas A&M University 5/8/2023 A post-doctoral position is open in Dr. Robert Chapkin’s laboratory (NCI R35 Outstanding Investigator) at the CPRIT Regional Center of Excellence in Cancer Research, Texas A&M University and the NIH-funded Program in Integrative Nutrition & Complex Diseases.  The laboratory is focused on environmental modulation of stem cell biology and its impact on chronic disease risk.  For more info, see this pdf. To apply please submit your CV and statement of current interests to:Dr. Laurie A. Davidson at
Industry Postdoc at AstraZeneca 4/24/2023 AstraZeneca is seeking proposals from final year MD and/or PhD students or early stage Postdoctoral Researchers with a focus on cardiovascular, renal & metabolic diseases, respiratory & immunology, common infectious and rare diseases. Successful candidates will be awarded fully funded postdoctoral positions at AstraZeneca. For more information, see this pdf.
Postdoc At Brown University 4/24/2023 The laboratory of Dr. Robert W. Sobol  in the Legorreta Cancer Center at Brown University is seeking two postdoctoral research associates for a unique opportunity to apply state-of-the-art cell biology, molecular biology, and gene editing approaches to uncover mechanisms impacting DNA repair, the DNA damage response and replication stress in cancer.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please Apply via Interfolio at
Instructional Assistant Professor at the University of Florida 3/13/2023 There is an opening for an Instructional Assistant Professor to teach undergraduate biochemistry at the University of Florida within the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology. Our Department is located within the College of Medicine, and we work with highly motivated students with career interests in research, medicine, and science policy.  
The advertised position centers on, but is not limited to, teaching in our Department’s four-credit undergraduate course (BCH4024: Introduction to Biochemistry & Molecular Biology). We are open to all levels of candidates, from recent Ph.D. graduates to experienced lecturers.
More information is available via this job posting link. For questions, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Lauren Douma.
Faculty Position at the University of Albany 1/3/2023 A tenure-track Assistant Professor position is available in Artificial Intelligence in Biological Sciences for outstanding candidates who have demonstrated potential for developing and/or applying AI research, broadly defined, to any field of biology and any biological system. We welcome candidates who combine experimental and computational techniques. For more information and to apply, visit this link.
Faculty Position at the University of New Haven 11/14/2022 Tenure-track Assistant Professor positions are available in the Biology Department for those with a strong background in developmental biology, immunology or cell biology. For more information and to apply, see the following flyer.
Postdoc at UC-Santa Cruz 5/18/2022 Postdocs are available in the Sikandar Lab at UC-Santa Cruz. Applicants with prior experience in any of the following areas are highly encouraged to apply – cancer biology, stem cells, cell biology, developmental biology, single-cell transcriptomics, organoid models, and mouse models.
Successful candidates will investigate the role of novel regulators in maintaining stem cell fate in normal and malignant cells using single-cell transcriptomics, organoid assays and in vivo models to understand the functional consequences of transcriptional heterogeneity in epithelial cells. For more info and to apply, see this pdf.
Postdoc at Van Andel Institute 5/3/2022 VAI is an independent biomedical research organization in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our research encompasses five central themes: epigenetics, neurodegenerative science, metabolism and nutrition, cell biology, and structural biology. The VAI Postdoc Preview is coming up Sept 15-17 where selected applicants will be able to visit VAI and learn about postdoc training opportunities. Applications for this program are due July 1. For more information, visit this link.
Faculty position at the University of Saint Joseph 4/18/2022 USJ is hiring a Visiting Assistant Professor to teach Biology starting in August 2022. For more information and to apply, visit this link.
Faculty position at the University of New Haven 3/3/2022 The Department of Biology and Environmental Science at UNH is seeking applicants for a tenure-track faculty position. The department is seeks a teacher-scholar with backgrounds in biochemistry, biotechnology, immunology or related fields. For more information, see this pdf. To apply, contact Department Chair Dr. Eva Sapi.
Postdoc at Yale University 3/1/2022 The Sheltzer lab at Yale University is seeking postdoctoral researchers for a funded project studying aneuploidy and genomic instability. For more information and to apply, see this pdf.
Postdoc at Wayne State University 2/23/2022 The Klueh laboratory at the Integrative Biosciences Center at Wayne State is seeking a postdoctoral reserach fellow  to investigate inflammatory cell interactions and their contribution to tissue reactions during subcutaneous insulin delivery in rodent and pre-clinical swine models. For more information and to apply, see this pdf.
Bioinformatician at NIST 2/23/2022 The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking a Bioinformatician to support Genome Editing Projects. Duties include analyzing human/mammalian DNA sequencing data using the latest computational methods. For more information and to apply, visit this link.
Faculty positions at University of Central Florida 2/15/2022 The College of Medicine at University of Central Florida is recruiting for two faculty positions in Immunology and Pathogen-Host interactions. For more information, see this flyer.
Postdoctoral Associate at iBRAIN 11/15/2021 The Post-doctoral Associate will work directly with the Chief Innovation Officer, the Innovation Lab and other staff within the iBRAIN organization. We expect the candidate to be actively involved in experimental design, psychological assessments, IRB development/management, CEU accreditation, statistical analysis, scientific discussions, present at meetings, and also carry out additional administrative duties. Successful attributes include a background in neuroscience and/or psychology, a strong strategic focus, individual leadership in an environment that promotes innovation and continuous improvement, effective communication with key constituents and stakeholders, and accountability for results.  For more information and to apply, see this pdf. To apply, visit this link.
Biochemistry Instructor at University of St. Joseph
10/22/2021 Instructor needed to teach CHEM 240 – Biochemistry of the Human Body. This is a descriptive approach to the chemistry of the human body. Study of the structures and properties of the major classes of biomolecules, enzyme catalysis, metabolism and chemical aspects of genetics. Three hours lecture. to learn more, visit this link.  If potentially interested, please contact the Dean of the School of Arts, Science, Business and Education –  Dr. Raouf Boules by Friday, October 29th.

For a link to currently available postdoc positions at UConn Health, visit our Postdoctoral Jobs site.

Online Resources

Many online resources exist that can be very useful to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars during their training. The links below offer a wide variety of career resources.

Resource Description
Individual Development Plans Provides a planning process that identifies career objectives as well professional development needs. Sponsored by Science magazine, this site contains a wide array of career related resources.
Beyond the PhD (formerly AIOG)
Beyond the PhD is a UConn Health student/postdoc-led group that supports peer-professional networking and career development in STEM.
Center for Career Development at UConn A university-wide career readiness site providing information and resources for all campuses of the University of Connecticut.
UConn Handshake
Handshake is a web-based recruiting system which allows the Center for Career Development to manage many of the recruiting-related activities we offer to students. Students who would like to participate in on-campus interviews and/or view electronic job postings MUST register in Handshake and utilize the system to view job openings, apply for positions, and sign up for interviews.
UConn On Demand Webinars on Career Development
Topics include grant writing, searching for grants, tailoring your CV, faculty life, developing an academic job application, and CVs for industry and academic jobs.
UConn Center for Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning UConn is a member of a network of PhD-producing universities dedicated to improving the preparation of future faculty. Webinars, workshops and other useful links can be found here.
Best Industry Positions for PhDs A detailed description of the different kinds of job titles available in industry suited for PhDs from the Cheeky Scientist.
Whova Job Board
The job board for Whova – the official app for the NIH Career Symposium
Active Career Exploration Plan Science article on the ACE career development plan created by students and postdocs at the University of Michigan.
Making the Right Moves A Career Development Handbook from the Burroughs Wellcome Foundation and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
Grant Writing PowerPoint Dr. Sandra K. Weller’s workshop at UConn Health: “Writing Your First Independent Grant.”
Center for Scientific Review at NIH Valuable resources regarding NIH grants including a video of the mock study section.
BioCT A cluster of bioscience professionals and industries in CT providing information, entrepreneurship and mentoring. A good place to begin exploring possible careers in biosciences in CT.
BioCT Career Center Job listings in the state of Connecticut in the bioscience sector.
CTNext Mentoring. Talent. Capital. Skill development. Networking. Training. Access. Whether you’re startingbuilding, or scaling a business, CTNext has the programs and partners to move you forward.
Columbia Summer SHARP Program A series of brief summer trainings on a variety of topics. For more information see this flyer.
Benchspace Online platform for finding laboratory bench jobs including postdocs.
Doc Website to help identify innovative careers beyond the traditional academic roles for doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals.
APHA Public Health CareerMart A job site for public health professionals, offering a full-fledged career guidance center for employers and job seekers.
ChronicleVitae A service of The Chronicle of Higher Education, this site offers career resources and job search capabilities for positions both inside and outside of academia.
AAAS Career Support Designed to help scientists and engineers forge successful career paths, this site offers a variety of resources and information.
UConn Library Evaluating Journal Quality Page This page provides information and links on how to evaluate the quality of scholarly journals to help you make good choices when its time to publish.
NIH Individual Fellowship Awards Searchable database of individual research training opportunities (including international) available to trainees at the graduate and postdoctoral level
AAAS Congressional Fellowships Information on a variety of fellowship opportunities available through AAAS including policy, media, leadership, and community engagement.
HHS Emerging Leaders Program Information on the HHS Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a competitive, two-year, paid, federal internship within HHS.
NAS Christine Mirzayan Science & Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program
This program provides early career individuals with the opportunity to spend 12 weeks at the Academies in Washington, DC learning about science and technology policy and the role that scientists and engineers play in advising the nation.
NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education This site offers career resources and information for graduate student and postdoctoral fellows on careers both inside and outside of academia.