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Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty
This book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators. Contains useful advice on obtaining and negotiating an academic job, laboratory leadership, personnel management, project management, and teaching and course design.  An electronic version of the book is available to download for free on this site.

MIT Career Development Handbook
Handbook published by MIT’s Career Development Centre. Provides information and advice on topics such as resume and career writing, interview techniques, job search skills and networking.

Your Professional Preparation Strategy
An extended excerpt from Tomorrow's Professor: Preparing for Academic Careers in Science and Engineering by Richard M. Reis, Stanford University.

Job search process

Consider Post-doctoral Training in Industry
Article discusses the advantages of completing post doctoral training in industry.

How to Get a Teaching Job at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution
A complete guide to pursuing a career in teaching at a primarily undergraduate institution.

How to Prepare to Find a Job in Industry
Advice and information on for students on finding a job in industry

Life Sciences Research and Teaching: Strategies for the Successful Job Hunt  
Offers practical advice for those seeking jobs in academic research, teaching and industry. The publication is targeted to post-doctoral fellows seeking a first independent position, to students, and to those who work with and advise students and trainees.

Nuts and Bolts of the Academic Job Search
Academic job search advice from an MIT Postdoc.

Job interview advice

Preparing for Academic Job Interviews
Academic interview advice from an MIT Postdoc

Job listings

Academic 360
Academic360.com is a comprehensive collection of Internet resources that have been gathered for the academic job hunter. It includes links to thousands of faculty, staff, and administrative jobs and is not restricted to teaching positions.

Academic Careers Online
Global academic job site for teaching, education, research jobs, and professional jobs in education and academia.

Academic Keys
The premier source for academic employment. This is a 16 discipline-focused site, offering comprehensive information about faculty, educational resources, research interests, and professional activities pertinent to institutions of higher education. More than 89% of the top 120 universities (as ranked by US News and World Report) are posting their available higher education jobs with Academic Keys.

American Society for Cell Biology
This online job board advertises U.S. academic, research and executive positions in the field of cell biology. It also contains career advice publications that can be downloaded.

Chronicle of Higher Education - Career Network  
This site advertises Executive, Administrative and Faculty/Research Jobs in more than a dozen fields including science and technology.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research
This site includes recent postdoctoral, faculty, and administrative positions in the biomedical community in Canada.

Canadian Society of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology
This online job board advertises Canadian academic, research and executive positions in the fields of biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology.

A large, international listing of geological and environmental jobs which is updated daily. The listings are split into approximately 20 different categories, including geoscience, oceanography, hydrology, oil and gas. An e-mail update and CV posting service are available, but there is a charge for these services.

Experimental Medicine: Job Postings
The official job listing of the Canadian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biologists (CSBMCB). This web site lists jobs available in different regions of Canada, as well as some listings in the U.S., Europe, and Australia. The job descriptions tell you when the position was posted and whether it has already been filled. The site also lists available awards and fellowships. Most job listings have direct e-mail links to contact the job advertiser.

Edu Jobs Canada
Jobs in Canadian colleges and universities.  Includes Faculty, Executive and Post doctoral positions.

National Postdoctoral Association Job Board
Post doctoral fellows can search for a fellowship, scholarship, postdoctoral appointments or other career opportunities, mainly in the USA but other postings from around the world may be included.

Nature Jobs
Career resource site for scientists and trainees providing a wide range of career advice and information. Advertises thousands of academic, research and executive positions globally in the field of sciences such as genetics, chemistry and neurosciences. Employers using this site range from top international pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies to highly respected academic and government institutions.

Neurojobs (The Society for Neuroscience)
An international listing of open positions that is updated monthly and contains neuroscience-specific or -related job descriptions.

New Scientist Jobs
Career service produced by the publishers of Cell, BioMedNet and New Scientist. Information on careers in academia, industry and government and an online job board are available.

Science Careers
This site advertises many biological and biomedical U.S. postdoc, faculty, and professional positions along with high-profile international jobs. Updated weekly every Thursday evening. You can search the last 4 weeks of Science magazine's classified and recruitment ads and post your CV or resume to the database.

A science career site providing jobs information in biological, chemistry and pharmaceutical research and other scientific areas.

The Scientist
This online job board advertises North American positions in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and life sciences.

University Job Bank
University Job Bank is an online recruiting/career service in the US developed and owned by Higher Education and Career Information Network, LLC. The primary focus is on academic careers however they do offer job information in American industry, government and non-profit sectors.

USENET Postings: bionet.jobs offered
This is a for international Usenet postings that can be accessed with a web browser. There is a search engine for text files on biology and biomedical science-related jobs. Job listings are posted by month from the bionet newsgroup. The site contains listings which range from very recent to outdated, so users need to use discretion.