Suggested Reading

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.

Postdoc Information:

Postdoc contacts:

Contact, Sabrina Kendrick, with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

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