Graduate and Postdoctoral Resources
Professional Development Workshops
Throughout the academic year, the Office for Research and Innovation hosts a series of workshops designed to provide graduate students and postdocs with a richer understanding of what it is like pursuing careers both in academia and industry. Workshops featured include, “How I Devised my Research Program,” “Commercialization and How to Pursue a Career in Industry,” and, “The Joy of Being Faculty.”
Postdoctoral Fellow “Getting Started” Checklist
- Once you have checked in with your business office, they will tell you when it is okay to get your Penn Card and set up your PennKey at the PennCard Center.
- All foreign nationals should also visit the website for Penn’s International Student and Scholar Services.
- Please visit http://www.garnett-powers.com/pd/upenn/ for complete information on the Postdoctoral Insurance Plan.
- After you receive your PennKey, you should then create a SEAS email account with our CETS office.
- Please take the time to review the Postdoctoral Policies at the University of Pennsylvania
- In order to receive information on job searches and Penn Engineering postdoc events, please join the postdoc listserv by clicking here. If you have any questions regarding the listserv or professional development please contact the Associate Director for Research and Innovation.
Postdoc Chalk Talks
Every third Thursday during fall and spring semesters. This forum provides the opportunity for postdoc fellows to meet and discuss topics related to research and professional development. Food and beverages are provided. 3 – 4 pm in the Greenberg Lounge in Skirkanich Hall.
Suggested Reading for Postdocs
Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
Free book from a Howard Hughes Medical Institute course features presentations and discussions with practical advice and experiences from biomedical investigators and other professionals. For information about the book, visit HHMI.
Enhancing the Postdoctoral Experience for Scientists and Engineers
This book offers its assessment of the postdoctoral experience and provides principles, action points, and recommendations for enhancing that experience. It is a practical guidebook that will be a “must read” for a variety of audiences. Get the book here.
The Academic Job Search Handbook
Co-authored by Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong of University of Pennsylvania’s Career Services, this book (now in its fourth edition) provides specific advice on all aspects of job-seeking in an increasingly tight academic market, from the appropriate timetable for the application process, to illegal or odd interview questions, to negotiating offers, starting a new job, seeking tenure, and everything in between. Get the book here.
We do not post open postdoctoral positions. If you are interested, we suggest you explore our faculty directory and contact the faculty member directly for opportunities.