Career Resources for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows


Career Planning Guide


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Academic Career Planning


Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
Burroughs Wellcome Fund/Howard Hughes Medical Institute guidebook for launching an independent academic research career.

Academic Scientists’ Toolkit
Compilation of Science Careers articles providing guidance on developing an academic research career.

Advancing Postdoc Women Guidebook
Advice for planning advice for (all) trainees

Strategy Guide for NIH Funding
Offers practical strategies for developing research proposals from qualifying to submission and review.


Hear insights and advice from BCM faculty about their experiences along the tenure track

  • Strategies for a Successful Transition to Postdoc
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  • Transitioning to Independent Investigator (Assistant Professor panel discussion)
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  • Pathways to Independence (Associate Professor panel discussion)
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Job Search and Transition Planning


Effective Resume Writing
What is the difference between a resume and a CV? What information should you include and how many pages should it be? How do you effective market your experience? This hands-on session will address these questions and teach effective resume writing strategies. Participants will also engage in peer critiques of their documents. View video.

Utilizing LinkedIn to Generate New Professional Contacts
Do you have a LinkedIn account, but feel that your profile needs a make-over? Are you unsure how to effectively use LinkedIn to enhance your professional development? This session will cover how to develop a profile that strengthens your personal brand and elevates your visibility to prospective employers and networking contacts. Social networking etiquette will also be addressed. View video.

How to Obtain and Conduct Informational Interviews
Informational interviewing is one of the most effective networking tools to enhance your career exploration and uncover potential job opportunities. This session will teach appropriate networking etiquette including how to successfully secure and execute an informational interview as well as how to develop a strategic plan to maximize your networking success. View video.

For additional guidance and career planning, complete the following form to schedule a one-on-one career counseling appointment through Baylor College of Medicine's Career Development Center.


Additional Career Resources


The following sites offer various guidance materials and career path insights to both academic and non-academic career paths.


Resources for International Trainees


Available Job Posts and Resources


LinkedIn Jobs - Leverage the world’s largest professional network to build relationships and connect with opportunity. Use LinkedIn Jobs to harness the power of your network to uncover insights such as whom you know at a company, providing you an edge in your job search.

HigherEd Jobs
Vitae – a service of The Chronicle of Higher Education – European career network

Research/Life Sciences
Cell Career Network
Science Careers
Bio jobs