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!

MIT Sloan Product Management Hackathon

The PM Hackathon is a Google sponsored event that is held annually by the Sloan Product Management club.

This is a week long team-based hackathon where you and your team (to a maximum of 5) submit a digital product prototype …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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McKinsey Recruiting Events for PhDs and Postdocs

McKinsey is actively recruiting candidates set to receive a PhD, post-doctorate, or MD degree in 2024. Application review for students graduating in 2023 has closed. Below is a list of events and programs where you can learn more about McKinsey …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Senior Assistant Director, Employer Relations 
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A day in the life of a scientific journal editor


Katrien Janin always enjoyed doing hands-on research. “Put me in a basement of the museum and with loads and loads of boxes of remains or fossils and I am extremely happy,” says Janin, who completed her …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Luck helped me pursue an academic career. I worry about others who aren’t as fortunate


I never would have gotten here without luck. I worry about all the bright, passionate, capable students from underresourced countries and less privileged backgrounds who don’t have the same family support and encouraging, open-minded mentors. I …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Postdoc Story: Jonathan Cannon

Name: Jonathan Cannon

Course: 9

Life before MIT

Before starting his postdoc in neuroscience at MIT, Jon performed postdoctoral research on homeostatic feedback mechanisms at Brandeis. He then moved on to teach math and science classes at Jamaica Plain. Although …

By Ashley Ann Thomas
Ashley Ann Thomas
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Featured Resources


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 …