Postdocs

Welcome to the Postdocs page!

In addition to cutting-edge research, your postdoctoral training is an important time to gain new skills and prepare to launch your future career.  Whether you have a clear career goal, have multiple interests, or are unsure how to get started, CAPD is ready to support you.  Connect with CAPD for individual advising, attend workshops and career events, and explore resources to help you learn about and prepare for opportunities across academia, industry, government, non-profits, and more.

CAPD serves all MIT-appointed scholars (fellows and associates). You have access to a Handshake account, which is the career management system used by CAPD. You can use Handshake to schedule appointments and register for CAPD events.  In addition, you can use Handshake to find job openings posted by employers recruiting MIT students and postdocs, as well as find and register for employer-sponsored information sessions and events.

Take a look below for more information on career services for postdocs – we look forward to connecting with you!


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Understanding Advising: Exploring the Advisor and Advisee Relationship

October 13th 1-2pm Virtual Session

Advising is critical to graduate student success. But there is still ambiguity in the literature on higher education and the various advising experiences that students have. Through this panel participants will learn about a new …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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Writing Together Online

Writing Together Online is back with an expanded choice of sessions to accommodate those who prefer to write early and those who need longer sessions. Join 90-min writing sessions, which create a community of scholars who connect, set realistic goals, …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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2022 MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference

October 12, 2022 – October 13, 2022 | 8:00am – 5:30pm

Boston Marriott Cambridge, 50 Broadway, Cambridge, MA

The annual MIT Digital Technology and Strategy Conference explores the latest MIT research and its impact across industries. The conference highlights MIT’s cutting-edge …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Exploring emerging topics in artificial intelligence policy

The second AI Policy Forum Symposium convened global stakeholders across sectors to discuss critical policy questions in artificial intelligence.

By Terri Park | MIT Schwarzman College of Computing | June 28, 2022

Members of the public sector, private sector, and academia convened …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Mining social media data for good

Erin Walk, a PhD student in social and engineering systems, studies the impact of social media on the Syrian conflict.

By Olivia Young | Office of Graduate Education | June 22, 2022

For Erin Walk, who has loved school since she was …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Featured Resources

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The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

Interviews for faculty positions often include two rounds:

First round – Phone or Video  (20-40 minutes)

This is an initial …

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer …