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!


IBM Blog: Five open-source AI tools to know

Open-source artificial intelligence (AI) refers to AI technologies where the source code is freely available for anyone to use, modify and distribute. When AI algorithms, pre-trained models, and data sets are available for public use and experimentation, creative AI applications …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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2024 Path of Professorship builds up women in academia

On November 18-19, 2023 CAPD and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) successfully organized the 18th annual Path of Professorship program. Path of Professorship is a 2-day workshop for women interested in pursuing academic careers. This revered tradition was created by Blanche …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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Redefine success, identify challenges, and flip failure this new year!

Life comes with its fair set of challenges. The goal of building resilience is to equip yourself to weather life’s challenges as they arise. Much of that work involves redefining what success and failure mean and finding ways to use …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Salesforce Blog: Embracing Change: A Tale of Professional Transformation & Possibilities

Marzena’s journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge, balancing full-time work, parenting, and career advancement. In this interview, she shares insights about the time commitment, live lectures, and independent study that shaped her learning experience. She highlights the …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Google Keyword Blog: 23 of our most helpful tips from 2023

From the launch of Bard and the Gemini-powered Pixel 8 Pro to the dozens of new features we rolled out across Search, Maps, Gmail and more, Google took helpfulness to a new level in 2023. If you’re hoping to enter …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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