Careers - Academic Research

The information on this page is meant to serve as starting point for students who are exploring career options in academia and beyond. Many of the listed organizations and publications are intended specifically for students. Information will be updated regularly; please contact Karen Harmin (karen_harmin [at] to suggest an update. In addition, students are encouraged to get in touch with the contact people associated with each of the career areas in the DMS "Paths Program."



GSAS Professional Development Guide

A guide to professional development during and after the Ph.D. years, produced by GSAS. This publication is particularly focused on academic job tracks. Some of this material is not applicable to scientists, but there are some useful sections nevertheless. These include "Landing a Postdoc in the Life Sciences", "Minorities in Academe", and sample CVs and cover letters.


Career Trends: Running Your Lab

A booklet of advice and tips on running an academic research laboratory, produced by Science magazine (Science Careers).


The Academic Scientist's Toolkit

A comprehensive primer on many aspects of academic science, produced by Science magazine (Science Careers).


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