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The Career Center provides services to all members of the University of Rochester community.
There are numerous fellowships and grants available nationally and through the University.
The University of Rochester School of Arts, Sciences and Engineering maintains a great fellowships database, searchable by career level, dollar amount, citizenship, demographic, gender, submission type and discipline.
The Office for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs (GEPA) maintains a SharePoint site (requires URMC domain log-in) with additional funding opportunity search sites. The site is also a repository for other useful information related to applying for fellowships such as how-to resources, samples of funded applications and information on Responsible Conduct of Research, Institutional Environment and Student Activities.
GEPA also offers individual support, such as proof-reading and help navigating the application process, to trainees applying for fellowships. Email Sharon McCullough for additional information.
- Search for jobs at the University of Rochester
- Job Search Sites - Industry and Academia
- Academia Listings - Top 50 Schools
The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry to help employees define and pursue their career goals. In 2003, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) proposed an IDP framework for postdoctoral fellows in the sciences. Expanding on that framework, myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.
"Writing Resumes, CVs and Cover Letters"
Dr. Constantine G. Haidaris
"Preparing a Fellowship Application"
Dr. Denise A. Kaminski
"Writing About Data"
URMC Postdoctoral Association
"Preparing for a Postdoc" presented to the URMC Graduate Student Society
Dr. Burns C. Blaxall, Medicine and Pharmacology & Physiology
"Successfully Marketing Your Science and Yourselves"
Dr. Robert M. Sutherland '66M (PhD)
"Academic and Business Careers in Biomedical Research"
Dr. Sutherland is pictured here with Senior Associate Dean, Edith Lord.
- Marketing for Scientists - Branding, salesmanship, relationship-building: these are some of the tools the next generation of scientists will need to learn to get jobs, win grant money, and lead a more reasoned public debate.
- allows you to download a free pdf of Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers. Simple registration is required. This book is a "must-read" for graduate students considering postdoctoral appointments and for current postdoctoral appointees.
Quartzy - The easiest way to manage your lab. Used by thousands of scientists at hundreds of institutions all over the world.
The different Job Search Sites typically have a wealth of career development tools and resources along with the job search capability.