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|Career Resources for Postdocs|
There is a myriad of career options available for today’s postdocs. Choosing and preparing for a postdoc’s desired career path requires improving skills that may not be the focus of their niche research area. The resources found on this page are intended to guide and assist postdocs down their chosen career path.
A Postdoc's Guide to the Postdoc Timeline
The postdoctoral training experience is meant to be a relatively short, focused time of work, typically two to five years. To ensure you progress at the rate you choose, it is important to develop a plan early in your postdoctoral experience to keep yourself on track to achieve your professional and career goals. The NPA has developed this guide to help postdocs prepare the future and utilize training time wisely.
A Postdoc's Guide to Career Development
Career development is an iterative multi-stage process of self-assessment, career exploration, career choice refinement and finally focused job searching. This guide provides an overview of the process and key resources for each stage. The NPA has developed this guide for postdocs to help them navigate their career exploration and job search experiences.
Guide to Using IDP (My IDP & Me)
A guide for using an individual development plan (IDP) and other professional development tools in conjunction with the NPA postdoc career guide, timeline, and mentorship guides.
A Postdoc's Guide to Mentorship
The Elsevier Advancing Postdoc Women Clearinghouse is a site developed by the NPA for postdoc women outlining programs and resources offered by 46 professional associations and societies to postdoc women or women in general to enhance their advancement into STEM and social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) disciplines.
Connecting talent with opportunity. The NPA Career Center provides a specialized place where employers can post jobs either for postdocs or early career researchers in a multitude of areas and postdocs can upload their resume or CV for free to apply.