Career Resources for Postdocs and Graduate Students

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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.

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
MIT 9/9/2019 Postdoctoral position at MIT to study genomic instability and responses to environmental damage and to develop assays to quantify DNA damage and cytotoxicity. Interested applicants should contact Bevin Engelward (Professor of Biological Engineering at MIT).
MD Anderson Cancer Center 9/5/2019 MD Anderson is currently accepting applications for the CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellowship in Translational Cancer Research. This three-year fellowship provides basic, translational, and clinical training and aims to further develop talented PhD or MD/PhDs. Next cycle due dates are September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2019. Additional information regarding eligibility, application process, and current trainees and program alumni profiles are found at here.
Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center 8/30/2019 The OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center has a postdoc position available on their T32 training grant on Cancer Control and Prevention. If you are interested, you can learn more information and apply here.
Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing 8/23/2019 Professor Adam Antebi is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for his Molecular Genetics of Ageing group to study regulatory networks that govern health and lifespan using multiple model systems including C. elegans. For more information and to apply, click here.
Stanford Cancer Imaging Training Program 8/5/2019 The SCIT program is a T32 training program at Stanford which offers a two-year fellowship that involves training in clinical/cancer sciences, imaging sciences and a mentored cancer imaging research project with a paired basic science and physician mentor. Must have MD or PhD degree and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Application due date: September 1st, 2019. Apply here.
Stanford Molecular Imaging Scholars Program 8/5/2019 The SMIS program is a three-year postdoctoral training program at Stanford that focuses on imaging of molecular and biochemical processes in living organisms. Position are co-mentored by faculty across complementary disciplines from 14 different departments in the Schools of Medicine, Engineering or Humanities and Sciences. Must have MD or PhD degree and be a US citizen or permanent resident. Application due date: October 1st, 2019. Apply here.
Pfizer Parenteral R&D Professional Development Program 7/30/2019 Pfizer supports a two-year rotational program that provides recent graduates with the opportunity to experience each stage of the product development life cycle. The program is designed to accelerate participants’ personal and professional growth through hands-on experience as part of cross-functional teams, dedicated mentorship from senior leaders, and challenging assignments critical to deliver essential medicines for global health. This experience prepares PDP scientists for diverse career options at the end of the program as the next generation of leaders for Pfizer. For more info and to apply, visit the Pfizer PDP website.
Postdoc Opportunity at University of North Carolina School of Medicine 7/16/2019 Postdoc position available in the laboratory of Dr. Chad Pecot at the UNC Lineberger Cancer Center to study tumor microenvironment and metastases. For more information, see the attached form.
Postdoc Opportunities at the Mitchel Cancer Institute, University of South Alabama 7/8/2019 Multiple postdoc positions available in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Sobol to study DNA repair and cancer mechanisms. For more information, see the attached form.
Jobs available at Ancera 6/25/2019 Ancera has open roles in their biology and engineering teams at their Branford, CT location. For more information, email Athena Nomikos.

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Ohio State University Postdoctoral Recruitment Event 6/25/2019 The Ohio State University is hosting a Postdoctoral Recruitment Event October 23-25,2019 to learn about open postdoctoral positions at the Ohio Sate campuses. For more information and to register, visit their website.

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.
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 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.
Doc Website to help identify innovative careers beyond the traditional academic roles for doctors, scientists and healthcare professionals.
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.
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.