Professional Development Resources

As well as the initiatives organized by the PEC there are a whole host of career development programs, interest groups and resources available to you. We have collated a list below to connect you with a few of them. If you know of a great resource that you think we should include, please get in touch so we can share it with other postdocs.

Internal Resources
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Future Leaders in Science Education and Communication Program
A course that runs at Mount Sinai that is designed to develop and improve postdocs’ teaching and lay communication skills by providing hands on teaching experience Find out more…

Chalk Talk Practice
If you are going on the academic job market, Mount Sinai can organize a mock Chalk Talk for you. Get in touch with Ellie Schmelzer and she will be able to help you

The Office of Career Services and Strategy
The office gives guidance on career development and in preparing for job applications. A full list of services, as well as links to other career resources can be found on the website.

ISMMS Writing Support Services
The Levy Library have launched a writing support service, where you can receive 1:1 tutoring from an experienced science writer and editor. For more information go to their website.

Mount Sinai Innovation Partners
Look out for a number of educational initiatives, as well as networking opportunities. MSIP also have a yearly fellowship that provides training in commercialization and exposure to business development.

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs – There are a number of seminars organized directly by the office that can help you with your postdoctoral training and beyond, for example Interviewing Skills with Scott Morgan, look out for emails to sign up.

Talent Development and Learning – Their monthly newsletter that is delivered direct to your inbox gives information about different courses you can sign up for, for example Strategies for Managing Stress.

Rising Professionals – Look out for their resume and LinkedIn workshops, which are advertised on the Sinai Employee Update email.

Interest groups
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There are a number of interest groups that organize events, training and networking in different sectors. For more information, check out the website links below.

Mount Sinai Innovators Group

Mount Sinai Biotech

Mount Sinai Consulting Interest Group

External resources
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Sign up to BioCareers using your Mount Sinai credentials to get access to information about different career options, career development tools and for personalized job alerts.

National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity (NCFDD)
The Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health have invested in an institutional membership, so sign up using your Mount Sinai credentials and you can access all resources at no additional cost.

New York Academy of Science
Sign up for their newsletter to receive information about events, career services and programs. First year postdocs also receive complimentary membership.

National Postdoc Association
You can sign up as an Affiliate Postdoc member using your institutional email address. You will then have access to a number of career development resources.

This site helps you with your individual development plan (IDP), allowing you to determine what careers could suit you, and enabling development through setting goals.

Sign up to access an academic lab database that allows you to make informed choices on key factors concerning your training environment.

For useful blogs as well as job adverts:
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Nature Jobs

Jobs Postings from Postdocs to Postdocs (Search or add your job postings!!) –

Science Careers 

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