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The following organisations and funding bodies offer support to postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students in different countries. The extent of support varies with Vitae offering the most extensive range of workshops, activities and resources, many of which you will find useful whichever country you are based in.
Initiated by the European Research Area, this site is a hub for researchers looking for work in Europe. It advertises PhD and research positions too.
European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers.
The European Molecular Biology Organisation supports researchers by providing a platform for scientific exchange as well as career events, activities and workshops.
This site which is part of the Nature site, provides advice on careers, mentoring and networking as well as advertising jobs.
Owned by AAAS, this initiative is part of Science magazine and offers advice and advertises jobs to scientific researchers.
National Institutes of Health
USA medical research agency
National Science Foundation
Independent US federal agency
An exchange programme between the US and non-US countries.
Research Councils UK
Including BBSRC and NERC
Championing the personal and professional development
of postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the UK
Any club or membership organisation can help people to get together with similar interests. Postdoctoral associations exist locally within research institutions and universities (see if there is one where you work), as well as at the national level and even at the international level. If you can’t find one relevant or accessible to your needs, try looking for other organisations such as learned societies, professional associations related to your disciplinary interests or alumni groups.
Here is a list of some of the postdoctoral associations I know about. You may know of others:
Association National of Doctors (France)
Contains information about job vacancies, visa information and country culture.
European mobility and CVs
A network of resource centres across Europe
Official graduate careers website including information on jobs in the UK and overseas, careers advice and postgraduate study
UK Job Sectors:
(Information may still be of interest to students and graduates outside the UK).