Science jobs and funding


Jobs in Europe/Mobility
Jobs and information for grads and postdocs
Postdoc jobs
Postdoc jobs in Europe
Academic teaching posts
Euroscience jobs
European Union Gateway

German Academic Exchange Service
Academic jobs EU
Academic and academic-related jobs (UK)
Jobs in Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Jobs in Belgium and international
An academic career
Resources for graduates and postdocs (US)


New Scientist
Careers away from the bench
Career options for PhDs
Entering industry (doctoral students)
Entering industry (postdoctorals)

Bioscience jobs
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
Pharma jobs
Contract Research Organisations
Pharmacology societies

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


EMBO - Funding, training and mobility
Funding sources
Overview of funding organisation
Human Frontier Science Program
Marie Curie funding
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

CK Science

Ecology specific sectors


The Ecology Consultancy
Environmental jobs
Environment Post
Rooting for a Career in Ecology
Environmental Data Services (ENDS)
Plant science jobs


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
European Science Foundation
European Science Education Gateway
Association of Science – Technology Centres
British Science Association
CafĂ© 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:

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
Successful applications
Successful interviews
YES Biotechnology 

Social Media 

Twitter for scientists
Social media: a guide for researchers
LinkedIn - (join groups relevant to your field of interest) 


Bioscience careers blog
Bio Careers
Careers after Bioscience
Postdoc blogs
Nature Network blogs
Life in the lab
Laboratory webzine 
Career stories

Biocareer-related Twitter accounts




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.

Cargill, M. and  O’Connor, P.J. 2013. Writing Scientific Research articles. 2nd edition. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.
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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