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National Academies: Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers
This National Academies press book "offers its assessment of the postdoctoral experience and provides principles, action points, and recommendations for enhancing that experience."
UCSF Office of Career & Professional Development
This site offers a wide variety of information from the University of California - San Francisco's Office of Career and Professional Development, including sample CVs, cover letters, and faculty application packages (see "Quick Links" on the right).
Networking Opportunities at the ASHG Annual Meeting
The ASHG Annual Meeting offers several opportunities for trainees to network with more senior society members. Be sure to sign up for these events when you register! Also explore our list of networking tools and other societies relevant to genetics.
Cover Letter Tips
This ASHG page has useful tips for writing successful cover letters, as well as a sample structure and other cover letter resources.
CV vs. Resume FAQs
What is the difference between a CV and a resume? How do you know which to use? Get answers to these questions and more.
NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education Videocasts
From presentations on grant writing, publishing papers, and presenting posters, to presentations on many specific career paths, this collection of videocasts from the NIH has something for everyone.
Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling
This site lists genetic counseling programs by U.S. state and Canadian province that have maintained ACGC accreditation.
American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics
This site lists different ABMGG-accredited training programs, ACGME-accredited residency programs, and combined residency training programs.
NPSMA: Professional Science Master's (PSM)
This new graduate degree allows students to acquire valuable workplace skills while pursuing advanced training in a science or math field.
PhDs.org: Genetics and Genomics Graduate Schools
This site lists the top genetics and genomics graduate programs in the US using the latest National Research Council data.
APS Professional Skills Training Courses
The American Physiological Society offers live and online courses through out the year designed to develop trainees' professional skills.
Career Exploration and Planning
Career Path Videos In this collection of videos from the Science Alliance at the New York Academy of Sciences, professionals in different science-related careers talk about the day-to-day of their jobs, as well as how they got from a PhD to their current position.
NIH New and Early Stage Investigator Resources
This site offers helpful information on NIH opportunities for early investigators.
Making the Right Moves
This HHMI book is geared toward postdocs looking for academic faculty positions.
The Whole Scientist
Organized by The Jackson Laboratory, this is a four day professional development course designed for graduate students and postdocs.
Genomics Law Report
Although this site does not directly address science and law careers, it does offer perspectives on current issues facing the field. A must-read for anyone considering a law-related career!
|AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellows Program||Jan. 15, 2017||Science Writing||Both||No|
|AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships||Nov. 1, 2017||Policy||Postdoctoral||U.S.|
|Alexander Graham Bell Canada Graduate Scholarships- Doctoral Program||Oct. 15, 2017||Research||Predoctoral||
|ASBMB Science Policy Fellowship Program||May 2017||Policy||Postdoctoral||U.S.|
|ASHG Genetics and Education Fellowship||April 2017||Education||Postdoctoral||No|
|ASHG Genetics and Public Policy Fellowship||April 2017||Policy||Postdoctoral||No|
|Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health list of Fellowships||Varies||Research||Postdoctoral||U.S. or
|Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program||Varies by Institution||Research||Postdoctoral||No|
|Canadian Federation of University Women list of fellowships and awards||Nov. 2017||Research||Both||
|Canada Graduate Scholarships- Master's Program||Dec. 1, 2016||Research||Predoctoral||
|Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program||Sept. 8, 2017||Policy||Both||No|
|FDA Commissioner's Fellowship Program||July 7, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||U.S. or
|Fulbright Scholar Program||Aug. 1, 2017||Research, Teaching||Both||No|
|L’Oreal USA Fellowships for Women in Science||Feb. 3, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||
|Mitacs Accelerate Program||Rolling Deadline||Research||Both||No|
|Mitacs Elevate Program||Nov. 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||No|
|NCI Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program||Aug. 25, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||U.S. or
|NHGRI list of Policy Fellowships and Internships||Varies||Research||Both||Varies|
|NIH Career Development Awards (K Series)||June 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||U.S. or Permanent Residence, except K99|
|NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Individual Fellowships (F Series)||Varies by Institution||Research||Both||
|NSERC Postdoctoral Fellowships Program||Oct. 15, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||C.A. or
|NSERC Postgraduate Scholarships-Doctoral Program||Oct. 15, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral|| C.A. or
|NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program||Oct. 2017||Research||Predoctoral||
|NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biology||Nov. 7, 2017||Research||Postdoctoral||
|Ontario Centres of Excellence TalentEdge Fellowship Program||Rolling Deadline||Research||Postdoctoral||Eligibility to work in Ontario|
|United Nations Internship Programme||Varies||Diplomacy, Policy||Predoctoral||No|
|Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships Program||Nov. 1, 2017||Research||Predoctoral||No|
|Visiting Fellowships in Canadian Government Laboratories Program||Rolling Deadline||Research||Postdoctoral||No|
|Academic||Industry||Other||Int'l Jobs||Post CV/
|AAAS Science Careers||Legal Policy||A few|
|FASEB Career Center|
|Biospace Careers||Editorial Education Policy||A few|
|Bio Careers||Education Legal Science Writing/Media|
|Chronicle of Higher Education||Education||A few|
|Elsevier (home of Cell Press and AJHG)||Editorial||Many|
|Employment on FASEB Campus||Science Writing/Media|
|GeneticsCareers.org||Editorial Education Science Writing/Media||A few|
|genomeweb Careers||Education Science Writing/Media||Many|
|Nature Jobs||Editorial Legal Science Writing/Media||Many|
|New Scientist Jobs||Editorial Education Legal Policy Science Writing/Media||Many|
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