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
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.
Postdoc in Immunology and Infectious Disease at UCF 10/4/2021 A post-doctoral research fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Strutt at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences of the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine, Orlando. Research interests of the laboratory include various aspects of protective innate and adaptive immune responses against respiratory viruses. Please submit a CV, including three references and their contact information, along with a cover letter to Dr. Tara M. Strutt.
NICATS/FDA Translational Science Interagency Fellowship 10/1/2021 The Translational Science Interagency Fellowship (TSIF) is a new postdoctoral fellowship opportunity developed by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Fellows will be jointly mentored by NCATS and FDA scientists on a research project of mutual interest to both organizations. Fellows in this program will develop skills of value to future careers in academia, the pharmaceutical industry and government.  Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents and have two years or less of postdoctoral training.  For more information, see this flyer.
Grants Officer position 9/23/2021 HRiA is seeking a recent life sciences M.A., Ph.D., or current postdoc for an exciting position in biomedical research grantmaking to join our biomedical research grantmaking division. We also have short term consulting positions available in this area. This is a great opportunity for an aspiring researcher who wants to learn more about grant funding from the funder perspective, or for someone interested in exploring an alternative career in biomedical research. For more information click here or contact, Kim Lezak, PhD.
Research Scientist positions at QCDX 9/20/2021 Research positions available with QCDX, a cancer diagnostic company in UConn’s TIP incubator. A part time Research Associate and a full time Senior Research Scientist (PhD level and up) position are available.  QCDX is developing a diagnostic for cancer that detects rare cells in the blood.
Science Communications position at Ashfield Health
9/15/2021 Interested in a career in medical writing and scientific communications? Ashfield Health is currently recruiting for their AllegroWRITE program, an accelerated training program that develops talented, dynamic medical writers at Ashfield Health. The program is associated with a competitive salary and benefits package and provides the critical foundation necessary for a successful long-term career in medical writing. The program will largely be remote with the option to work in the Middletown, CT office depending on pandemic status. Candidates do not have to have formal writing experience, but must have completed their PhD before the start date of January 2022. For additional information about the position or a career in medical writing, please reach out to Uconn Health Biomedical Sciences alumna Nicole Farra , who is currently employed as a senior medical writer at Ashfield Health. Program recruitment is currently underway, so please reach out ASAP if interested. For more program and application details, please visit 
Sanofi, Inc. 8/17/2021 We are looking for a highly qualified and motivated scientist to join the precision neurology and neuroinflammation cluster, focused on discovering, validating, and developing therapies for rare neurologic and neurodegenerative diseases. This position is laboratory-based and will include designing and executing experiments to identify and confirm new therapeutic targets, leading project teams, and working effectively with internal and external collaborators to advance ongoing exploratory and portfolio projects. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and postdoctoral training in neurodegeneration, glial biology, and/or neuroimmunology either in academia or industry. A passion for drug discovery and expertise in cellular and molecular biology, protein biochemistry, proteomics, transcriptomics, CRISPR, and other approaches to identify and validate targets and pathways is highly desired. If interested, please reach out to Timothy Hammond.
Adela 8/17/2021 Adela is seeking a highly motivated and creative Director of Assay Development for a full-time position to join our New Haven, CT Laboratory team.  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing, dynamic, and collaborative company focused on delivering cutting-edge technology. The Director of Assay Development will provide leadership and technical competence for developing, validating, and implementing clinical-grade molecular assays utilizing Adela’s unique and powerful DNA methylation-based technology. Also, Adela is are seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Adela Team as Senior Director of Project Management. This newly created role will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer and will be charged with overall responsibility for planning and managing the strategic direction of the Project Management Office (PMO).   Interested applicants for either job please apply to:
Postdoc at Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, MA 5/10/2021 We are looking to recruit a postdoc to investigate bioactive dietary compounds promoting neuronal connectivity in the aging brain. The laboratory of Dr. Thomas Biederer is recruiting a postdoctoral scientist. Dr. Biederer leads a nutritional neuroscience group at the HNRCA, Boston, and a group investigating synapse biology at Yale University, New Haven. For more information and to apply, see this pdf.
Health Science Administrator at the NIH
5/5/2021 Health Science Administrators (HSAs) are a critical component to meet the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NIH, the HSA position announcement encompasses a wide variety of scientific activities under the title, Program Officer. Program Officers support extramural scientific grants, scientific contracts, and scientific training with the goal of improving national health. Scientific Review Officers work in partnership with the scientific community to ensure that the scientific review groups (study sections) identify the most meritorious science for funding by NIH Institutes and Centers. For more information and to apply, click here.

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 Portal 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.
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.