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NYMC Postdoctoral Association Recommended Resources and Links on Doctoral Education and Science Ph.D Career Paths

From ScienceAlliance




"Networking 101" (WMV) - a video presentation given by Dr. Monica Kerr, Director, Science Alliance, New York Academy of Sciences, April 27, 2012, NYMC, Center of Interactive Learning.



Career Paths for Life Scientists. Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong. The Chronicle of Higher Education. May 3, 2010. http://bit.ly/b4PAqv


Following the Nonacademic Track. Julie Miller Vick and Jennifer S. Furlong. The Chronicle of Higher Education. March 30, 2010. http://bit.ly/bB3Gah


How to Plan for a Career Before You Have One. Bettina Woodford and Hadass Sheffer. The Chronicle of Higher Education. August 26, 2002. http://bit.ly/d87sj7


Transferring Skills into Career Options. Virginia Gewin. Science Careers. February 20, 2009. http://bit.ly/bWoJAf



Career guide for graduates on how to navigate layoffs in a tough job market: http://www.onlinecolleges.net/career-resources/surviving-layoffs/


Career Trends: Careers Away from the Bench. Advice and Options for Scientists. Science Careers. Booklet by the AAAS/Science Business Office. http://sciencecareers.sciencemag.org/tools


Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists. Jo Handelsman, Christine Pfund, Sarah Miller Lauffer, and Christine Maidl Pribbenow. The Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching. Supported by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Professors Program. 2005. www.hhmi.org/grants/pdf/labmanagement/entering_mentoring.pdf


Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund. 2006. www.hhmi.org/resources/labmanagement/moves.html

Putting Your Degree to Work: Practical Career Strategies for Scientists. Peter Fiske. December 10, 2008. http://bit.ly/dtJVMz


Studies and Reports

At Cross Purposes: What the experiences of doctoral students reveal about doctoral education. Chris M. Golde and Timothy M. Dore. January, 2001. A report prepared for The Pew Charitable Trusts, Philadelphia, PA. www.phd-survey.org


Bridges to Independence: Fostering the Independence of New Investigators in Biomedical Research. National Research Council (US) Committee on Bridges to Independence: Identifying Opportunities for and Challenges to Fostering the Independence of Young Investigators in the Life Sciences. Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); 2005. http://bit.ly/aFzqw6


Diversity & the PhD: A Review of Efforts to Broaden Race & Ethnicity in U.S. Doctoral Education.
Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. May 2005.


The Formation of Scholars: Rethinking Doctoral Education for the Twenty-First Century. George Walker, Chris M. Golde, Laura Jones, Andrea Conklin Bueschel, Pat Hutchings. 2008. Sponsored by the Carnegie Initiative on the Doctorate.


National Science Board- Science and Engineering Indicators 2010


The Path Forward: The Future of Graduate Education in the United States. Report from the Commission on the Future of Graduate Education- a joint effort between the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) and Educational Testing Service (ETS). 2010 http://www.fgereport.org


Re-envisioning the PhD: What Concerns Do We Have? Jody D. Nyquist and Bettina J. Woodford. Funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts. April 2000. http://www.grad.washington.edu/envision/PDF/ConcernsBrief.pdf


The Responsive PhD: Innovations in US Doctoral Education. Initiative of the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation with the support of The Pew Charitable Trusts. 2005.


Why So Few? Women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Catherine Hill, Christianne Corbett, Andresse St. Rose. Initiative of the AAUW with the support of NSF. 2010



The New York Academy of Aciences http://www.nyas.org

Bio Careers www.biocareers.com

The Chronicle of Higher Education www.chronicle.com

Inside Higher Ed www.insidehighered.com

National Postdoctoral Association www.nationalpostdoc.org

New York Postdocs www.newyorkpostdocs.com

Nature Jobs www.nature.com/naturejobs

Online College Courses www.OnlineCollegeCourses.net

Re-envisioning the PhD www.grad.washington.edu/envision

Science Alliance Director’s Journal www.scienceallianceforum.org

ScienceCareers sciencecareers.sciencemag.org

The Scientist www.the-scientist.com