Winter 2018 Campus Events:
- Winter 18′ STEM & Health Sciences Events
- Winter 18′ Humanities, Social Sciences, Education & Arts Events
UCLA Career Preparation Toolkit for Postdoctoral Scholars:
Download the interactive PDF or pick up the hard copy in the Graduate Division or Career Center.
On-Campus & Institutional Resources:
- The Sociable Postdoc Society (SPS)
The Sociable Postdoc Society is a new postdoc organization with the mandate to foster postdoc community on the UCLA campus.
- Versatile PhD UCLA Login
Versatile PhD is the oldest, largest online community dedicated to non-academic and non-faculty careers for PhDs and Postdocs in humanities, social science and STEM.
Bruincubate provides anyone looking to connect to the entrepreneurial community at UCLA with information needed to go forward and launch that next great business or connect with the talent to help you
- Individual Development Plans and Progress Assessment Resources
Resources for improving Postdoctoral Scholar and Faculty Mentor relations, such as a compact with the roles and responsibilities for Mentors and Scholars, a research/career development plan to be created between both parties, and an annual evaluation necessary for the reappointment of Scholars.
The Office of Instructional Development is pleased to offer select pedagogical resources developed by Epigeum in collaboration with faculty from multiple institutions. Enter the UCLA token: c292d35d. For more detailed directions from Epigeum, click here.
- SciComm Hub
SciComm Hub is a community and collection of resources about careers in science education, outreach, and communication.
- UCLA GRAPES
GRAPES is a database of over 500 private and publicly funded awards, grants, and fellowships of interest to prospective and current graduate students, students working on a master’s thesis or doctoral dissertation, and postdoctoral scholars. It’s free to search.
- National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
Professional development, training, and mentoring community of postdocs, grad students, and faculty dedicated to supporting academics in making successful career transitions. UCLA has an institutional membership and UCLA postdocs can join for free. On the membership page select “Institutional Sub-Account.” Enter in your institution issued email address as the username.
- UCLA School of Medicine Weekly Message Digest
Weekly listing of seminars, meetings, training, and funding opportunities at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
- UCLA School of Medicine Postdoctoral Training
Current postdoctoral training opportunities at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
- UC Council of Postdoctoral Scholars
A postdoctoral council with representatives from all University of California campuses geared at facilitating improvements in postdoctoral training.
Other Professional Development Resources:
- PhD in Progress
PhD in Progress is a weekly podcast that entertains and informs graduate students (current, former, and future), focusing on the issues of the young academic community.
- The Chronicle of Higher Education
Science, math, and engineering career resources for scientists at all levels.
- National Academies
Career guides and postdoctoral opportunities in science, engineering, and medicine.
- National Postdoctoral Association
Is a member-driven organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. As a postdoctoral scholar, you are eligible for a free affiliate membership through UCLA! Follow the link here for membership signup instructions.
Science, math, and engineering career resources for scientists at all levels
- Article By Emily Mace: Alt-Ac or Bust Ten tips for candidates on preparing for the non-faculty stage of the job hunt
Is a meta-collection of internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter.
- Association for Computing Machinery
Is a searchable database of information technology/computing jobs
- Bio Careers
Is career service dedicated to expanding professional options for life science PhDs and MDs.
Listings of current jobs in academia.
- Institute for Broadening Participation – Pathways to Science
Listings of current postdoctoral scholar positions nationwide.
- Joint Institute of Engineering
The largest professional association for the advancement of technology, job listings.
- National Institutes of Health
Search for jobs within the nation’s medical research agency.
Listings of current science jobs and general science career resource.
- New Scientist Jobs
Search the science jobs database, upload a resume, setup alerts, and apply for jobs online.
- Postdoc Jobs
Is an online recruiting channel dedicated to the postdoc community.
Is a fully integrated career service and development site for scientists.
- Southern California HERC
Is an association of educational institutions whose purpose is to promote awareness of southern California employment opportunities.
- Academic Job Search Article
This article from the Chronicle of Higher Education provides some very practical and wise advise on job hunts.