Career Development

Resources for developing a plan for what to do after you earn a Ph.D.

in the Molecular Biosciences


Tool for writing an Individual Development Plan (IDP):

Other IDP and career tools + career development events:

Local Career Development Events and Deadlines:


Professional Development in Teaching for Grad Students and Postdocs
The HHMI Teaching Fellow Program for bioscience graduate students and postdocs provides both training  and an opportunity to practice effective teaching approaches. It is a great opportunity for students who are interested in teaching as part of their future academic careers at any type of institution. To apply visit:


UW career resources for students:

Graduate School

Office of Graduate Studies and Professional Development


UW career resources for post-docs:

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs in the School of Medicine and Public Health 

Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education:

UW Postdoc Association:


General science career resources:



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