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Postdoc Resources


Note: An * next to a resource indicates that resource access needs a membership to the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA).  You may have access via your institution; if not, consider joint GSA-NPA membership.


Postdoctoral Life


PhD's: Postdoctoral Life

NPA: Family-Friendly Resources for Postdocs

ASHG: Create an individual development plan

FASEB: Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows

Careers in Science and Engineering: A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond (NAP)

Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers (NAP)

NIH: Postdoc Resources

NPA: Quick guide to visas *

NPA: The POSTDOCket (quarterly newsletter) *

NPA: Postdoctoral Association Toolkit (for you or your school) *

NPA: NIH and Student Loan Repayment FAQs for Postdocs *














Professional Development


NPA: Postdoctoral Core Competencies

Science Careers: Developing a good CV

ASHG: How to make a quality cover letter

Benchfly blog: Making an elevator pitch

NPA: Responsible Conduct of Research

NPA: A postdoc's guide to advocacy

Science Careers: Networking

NPA: Mentoring Plans

APS: Writing Recommendation Letters



Grant Writing and Publishing


NIAID: Sample Applications & More

NCI: Quick guide for grant applications

NIH: Grant writing tips sheets

Science Careers: How to get funding

NSF: A Guide for Proposal Writing

APS: Writing Grants

APS: Writing Manuscripts

ACS Webinar: Fundamentals of Effective Scientific Writing- Manuscripts and Grants

Endaz Group: How to write for and get published in scientific journals

APS: Writing Manuscript/Grant Reviews



Presentation Advice and Guidelines


Designing conference posters (Colin Purrington)

ASPB: How to make a great poster

Benchfly blog: How to give a good talk

Science Careers: Giving a great presentation

ASPB: How to make a great talk

APS: Giving a Seminar

How to give a bad presentation (an irreverent look at presentation skills)



Careers in Genetics

GSA Career Series (Interviews with scientists about careers outside of traditional academia)

NPA: Career Options for PhDs

ASHG: Careers in Human Genetics

FASEB: Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Fellows

ASHG: Create an individual development plan



Student Awards


DeLill Nasser Award for Professional Development in Genetics