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Euroscience jobs

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Jobs in Belgium and international An academic career Resources for graduates and postdocs (US)

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Nature

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Biosingapore

Contact Singapore

SRG Recruitment LinkedIn groups – search bio-companies

iCould career stories

Myscicareer stories

Subject-specific sectors

Biotechnology/clinical jobs

Biotechnology jobs – search membership list

Biomedical jobs (UK only)

Environmental jobs

Plant science jobs ( you need to register on the site to access the job board)

Plant Science/botany jobs

Plant science discussion list (subscribe free of charge)

Pharma jobs

Contract Research Organisations

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Kelly Scientific Services Also sign up to scientific recruitment consultancies and agencies in your country View company websites

Funding

International postdoctoral fellowships (list from the Fogarty International Center)

Funding sources

Overview of funding organisation

EMBO – Funding, training and mobility

European Research Council

Human Frontier Science Program

Marie Curie funding

Wellcome fellowships

National Institute of Health (NIH) funding

National Science Foundation

Policy and Funding information

The art of grantsmanship – advice on funding proposals

Science-related jobs

Specialist and technical administration

European Commission Civil Service

EU Careers

Chartered patent attorneys

European Patent Office

US Patent and Trademark office

Regulatory Affairs Professional Society

Clinical trials

Recruitech

Jobs4dd

CK Science

Ecology specific sectors

ECOLOG (US)

The Ecology Consultancy

Environmental jobs

Environment Post

Rooting for a Career in Ecology

ACRE

Environmental Data Services (ENDS)

Plant science jobs

IEEM

Communication

PSCI-COM (discussion list)

Australian Science communicators

European Medical Writer’s Association

Medical Communication information

American Medical Writer’s Association

National Association of Science Writers

Association of British Science Writers

Society of Young Publishers

Book Careers

Eurekalert

Alphagalileo

Euroscience

Ecsite

European Science Foundation

European Science Education Gateway

AAAS

Association of Science – Technology Centres

British Science Association Café Scientifique

Science communication postgraduate courses (UK)

Policy& Public Affairs

AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellowships

Fellowships (US)

European Commission

European Affairs jobsite

EMBO Science Policy

European Science Foundation

Science is Vital

Sense about Science

Campaign for Science & Engineering (CaSE)

Society of Biology

General policy (UK)

European Plant Science Organisation

Women in Science

Support organisations

Learned Societies (membership, grants & careers)

For a comprehensive up-to-date list go to: www.biosciencecareers.org/p/learned-societies.html

Society for Experimental Biology

Federation of European Biochemical Societies

Biochemical Society

British Ecological Society

Society of Biology

Developmental Biology

American Society of Plant Biologists

Societé Francais Ecologie

British Pharmacological Society (BPS)

Society for General Microbiology

Society for Endocrinology

American Physiological Society (APS)

The Physiological Society Botany society 

Careers support organisations

Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) (UK)

Brainpower (Austria)

IndiaBioscience (India)

L’intelli’gence (France)

Kisswin (Germany)

Postdoctoral Career Development Initiative (PCDI) (The Netherlands)

National Postdoctoral Association (USA)

Vitae (UK)

Working overseas

Applications and personal development 

Assessment centres

Developing your career

Effective CVs

Interview tests and exercises

Remote working  interviews

Successful applications

Successful interviews

YES Biotechnology 

Social Media

Twitter for scientists Social media: a guide for researchers

LinkedIn www.linkedin.com(join groups relevant to your field of interest) 

CareerBlogs

Bioscience careers blog

Bio Careers

Bioindustry

Careers after Bioscience

Postdoc blogs

Nature Network blogs

Life in the lab

Laboratory webzine  Career stories

Biocareer-related Twitter accounts

@BiosciCareer

@Biocareers

@Eurodoc

@vitae_news

@PostdocsForum

@postgradtoolbox

@MySciCareer

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FURTHER READING

Science careers  

Ali, L. and Graham, B. 2000. Moving on in Your Career – A Guide for Academic Researchers and Postgraduates. Routledge/Falmer.

Blackford, S. 2013. Career planning for research bioscientists. Oxford, Wiley-Blackwell.

Freedman, T. 2008.Careers opportunities in biotechnology and drug discovery. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

Newhouse, M. 1993. Outside the Ivory Tower – A guide for academics considering career alternatives. OCS/Harard University.

Robbins-Roth, C. 2006. Alternative careers in science. Leaving the ivory tower. 2nd ed. Burlington, MA: Elsevier.

Academic careers  

Blaxter, L., Hughes, C. and Tight, M. 1998. The Academic Career Handbook. Open University Press.

Boden, R., Epstein, D. and Kenway, J. 2006. Academic’s Support Kit. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Davidson C. and Ambrose S. 1994. The New Professors Handbook. Wiley Publishing.

Dee, P. 2006. Building a Successful Academic Career in Scientific Research. Cambridge University Press.

Delamont, S. and Atkinson, P. 2005. Successful Research Careers. Open University Press.

Gabrys, B.J. and Langdale, J.A. 2012. How to Succeed as a Scientist: From Postdoc to Professor. Cambridge University Press.

Goldsmith, J., Komlos. J. and Gold, P. 2001. Your Academic Career. Chicago University Press.

Ketteridge, S., Marshall, S. and Fry, H. 2002. The Effective Academic. London: Kogan Page.

Personal and professional development

Adams, D. and Sparrow, J. 2007. Enterprise for Life Scientists. Bloxham, UK: Scion Publishing Ltd.

Howard Hughes Medical Institute. 2006. Making the Right Moves – A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Post Docs and New Faculty. NY: Fireside, Simon and Schuster.

Applications and Interviews

AGCAS Special Interest booklet. 2007. Going for interviews. Graduate Prospects.

Corfield R. 1999. Preparing Your Own CV. London: Kogan Page.

Eggert, M. 1998. The perfect interview. Random House Business Books.

Jackson, T. 2004. The Perfect CV.  Piatkus Books Ltd.

Miller, R. 1998. Promoting yourself at Interview. Richmond, London: Trotman.

Shapiro, M. and Straw S. 1999. Tackling tough interview questions in a week. London: Hodder & Stoughton/Institute of Management.

Shavick, A. 2005. Management level psychometric and assessment tests. Oxford: How to books Ltd.

Tolley, H. and Wood, R. 2010. How to succeed at an assessment centre. London: Kogan Page.

Williams, L. 2005. The ultimate interview book. London: Kogan Page.

Yate, M.J. 2003. The Ultimate CV Book. London: Kogan Page.

Yate, M.J. 2008. Great answers to tough interview questions. London: Kogan Page.

Communication

Cargill, M. and  O’Connor, P.J. 2013. Writing Scientific Research articles. 2nd edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. http://www.writeresearch.com.au/

Day, R.A. and Gastel, B. 2006. How to Write and Publish a Scientific Paper. 6th Ed. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.Kitchen, R. and Fuller, D. 2005. The Academic’s Guide to Publishing. London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

McConnon, S. 2005. Presentation with Power. How to Books.

Shephard, K. 2005. Presenting at Conferences, Seminars and Meetings. London: Sage Publications Ltd.

Thody, A. 2006. Writing and Presenting Research.  London: SAGE Publications Ltd.

Peer Review

Hames, I. 2007. Peer Review and Manuscript Management in Scientific Journals: Guidelines for Good Practice. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wager, E., Godlee, F. and Jefferson, T. 2002. How to Survive Peer Review. London: BMJ Books.

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