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!


Career Exploration and Planning Tools for PhDs and Postdocs

Luckily, you’re no stranger to research. The following tools and resources will help you explore different PhD career paths.

MIT PhD Survey

Our annual “Earned Doctoral Degree Survey” tracks the plans of MIT doctorates after graduation in both industry and …

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Carpe Careers: Faculty Supporting Your Supervisees in Career Exploration

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Your Street Address Doesn’t Belong on Your Resume Anymore—Here’s What Does

When you’re listing your contact information in the header of your resume, you may assume your street address is part of that. And for a long time you would’ve been right. But in our increasingly online world—when’s the last time …

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5 Ways to Immediately Improve your Resume

Your resume is your first opportunity to sell yourself to recruiters and hiring managers. It can also be your last if your resume is outdated or too thin. Here are five tips that will help you immediately update and beef up …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Pay is an Absolute Value


What is the Equal Pay Working Group? 

MIT’s newly-launched Equal Pay Working Group has been working since summer 2020 to raise awareness of the issue of pay inequity.  Led by CAPD and AMITA (Association of MIT Alumnae), the group comprises students and …

By Deborah Liverman
Deborah Liverman Executive Director, Career Advising & Professional Development
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Featured Resources

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Comprehensive job sites that list academic positions (higher education) at all different levels and for all fields (mostly focused within …

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

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

This is an initial …

Choosing between job offers (worksheet)

Receiving two or more job offers can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether you are waiting to hear …

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