Resources For Post Doctoral Fellows and the SPIDUR Program

Click here to access the UNC Charlotte Resource Handbook for Post-Doctoral Fellows

Useful Resources for Post Docs

Click here to access an insane number of resources out of Duke Post Doc Services

Click here to access YouTube Videos on Professional Development for Post Docs, also out of Duke University

Click here to read about the 6 Core Competencies that have been identified by the National Postdoctoral Association as being critical for success in academia (and outside of academia)

Click here for a  Core Competencies Self-Assessment Checklist

Click here to access How to Approach and Interview Potential Faculty Mentors

Click here to access an Individual Development Plan (IDP) designed by AAAS for your Post Doctoral Career. We strongly recommend that postdocs use an IDP to structure their training experience. The IDP provides a planning framework that can help postdocs identify their professional development needs and career objectives.  With it, postdocs can set short-term project and skills-related milestones, develop longer-term career goals, and discuss these training objectives with their advisors. An IDP helps scientists identify their skills and interests, clarify their career options, and set smart goals to identify, attain, and succeed in a well-matched career.

Click here to watch a video out of UCSF on how to formulate an IDP

Click here to access the National Postdoctoral Association Website. The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization that seeks sustainable change and improvement for the postdoctoral experience through collaboration with all stakeholders. The NPA's key program activities are focused in three key areas: Advocacy and Education, Resource Development and Community Building

Click here to access The Postdoc Way - a really excellent resource. ThePostdocWay was created to provide an interactive space for social exchange between postdoctoral scholars. Our mission is to foster a sense of community by addressing issues related to the 'postdoc experience' and providing practical solutions. This objective is facilitated by engaging in original discussions focused on career development and exploration.

Click here to access numerous Career Resources for Post Docs out of The Office for Postdoctoral Affairs at Chapel Hill

Click here to access some Fellowship Opportunities

Click here to access MinorityPostdoc. is the premier web portal on the minority postdoctoral experience especially in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) disciplines.  Articles, resources, & events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues are featured on the site. Please note, many of the resources are pertinent to ALL post Docs, including the job listing link.

Click here to access a presentation that provides excellent strategies related to Career Launch and Acceleration. Topics covered include: Enhancing Your Communication Skills; Career Launch: Tips and Tactics; Persuasive Presentations (the "job talk" - very useful); Effective Negotiation

Click here to access the Office of Intramural Training and Education at the NIH and here to access training and resources for trainees outside the NIH

Click here to access resources for Post Docs from the 2010 NIGMS Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions. You can access videos of all the presentations from the link.

Click here to access an Individual Development Plan (IDP). An individual development plan (IDP) helps you explore career possibilities and set goals to follow the career path that fits you best.

Click here to access an IDP from Boston University plus a number of useful resources you can use if you are unsure of your career path e.g. personality tests

Click here to access a useful article about writing: Be your Own Writing Teacher

The Elsevier Advancing Postdoc Women survey captured 46 professional associations' and societies’ information about the programs and resources offered to postdoc women or women in general to enhance their advancement into science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and social, behavioral and economic sciences (SBE) disciplines. Survey results revealed that professional association and societies delivered many of these programs and resources in their annual meetings, on the web, and within informal or formal settings. Professional associations and societies had mentoring, career, and professional development programs. Click here to access examples of these programs in the realm of mentoring, career development, professional development and childcare

Click here to access A Post Doc's Guide to Advocacy

Click here to access resources and webinars that will be useful to you as you navigate your postdoctoral career

Click here to access an article entitled The Postdoc: a Special Type of Hell (if you dare!!)

Click here to access Tip on PostDoc Placements: Two Views from the Field

Click here to access How to be a Better Networker

Click here to access Are Backup Career Plans Worth it?

Click here to access VERVE - a magazine for Post doctoral Fellows out of NC State. Not all articles are NC State specific