Career Development Resources
The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs endeavors to prepare postdoctoral scholars for a range of professional endeavors, from faculty appointments to industry careers, entrepreneurship, government and nonprofit work.
Most importantly, early on in their postdoctoral appointment, postdocs should work on their Individual Development Plan (IDP) on their own and with their adviser(s). This IDP will serve as a road map to the career(s) you want to pursue after your postdoc.
Individual Development Plan
Explore Career Options & Formulate a Training Plan
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In an era of increasing complexity for the research enterprise, postdoctoral scholars pursue professional opportunities not only in academia but also in industry, government, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship.
National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) has established six core competencies to offer guidance to individual postdoctoral scholars who must seek out relevant training experiences, in collaboration with mentors, institutions, and other advisors who provide this training.
Access NPA Resources Through an Affiliate Membership
NC State has been a sustaining member of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) since August 2008. Anyone (postdocs, graduate students, faculty, or staff) with an ncsu.edu email address can join the NPA as an affiliate member at no cost to you.
Once a member, check out the NPA’s Postdoc Resource Library for a variety of resources to help you get the most out of your postdoc. Also, view presentations from past NPA annual meetings as well as past webinars on a range of topics!
Research and Writing Support
The National Center for Faculty Diversity and Development (NCFDD) provides support to postdoctoral scholars and faculty to increase their research and writing productivity.
Membership is Free to postdoctoral Scholars. Register with you ncsu email address as your username.
- Resources from the Postdoc Academy
- Science Careers from the Journal Science
- Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Career Center
- National Institute of Health (NIH) Career Resources