Career Resources

career development
Zach Marks from presents at UConn Health

At UConn Health, the Director for Postdoctoral Affairs, Dr. Christopher Heinen, co-sponsors along with the Graduate School periodic workshops concerning career development. View our upcoming events.

In addition, individuals are encouraged to schedule individual meetings with the former Associate Dean for Postdoctoral and External Affairs and emeritus faculty member Dr. Gerald Maxwell to discuss questions regarding their specific career development. To set up an appointment, email Dr. Maxwell at

Online Resources

Many online resources exist that can be very useful to 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.
Science Next Wave Sponsored by Science magazine, this site contains a wide array of career related resources.
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 granted including a video of the mock study section.
CURE: Connecticut United for Research Excellence This organization is devoted to promoting the biosciences in Connecticut. The site contains links to all bioscience companies in Connecticut and is a good starting point for jobs in the private sector in Connecticut.
Career Path Videos The New York Academy of Sciences has videos from 19 Ph.D.’s who have pursued a variety of different career paths and the steps that were involved.