​Career & Professional Development

During your time as a graduate student we encourage you to explore opportunities and learn more about various career pathways available to those with a PhD in the biosciences.  We plan a variety of seminars in professional development, as well as inviting guest speakers for career talks.  Visit the Seminars & Workshops page for more information. 

All graduate students should complete an Individual Development Plan (IDP) at http://myidp.sciencecareers.org no later than the end of their second year.  myIDP is a web-based career-planning tool created to help graduate students and postdocs in the sciences define and pursue their career goals.

Graduate students can schedule individual, confidential career advising appointments with the graduate and postdoctoral career strategist, Arlene Taich, Ph.D. Arlene is available in the Medical Campus every Monday, and at The Career Center on the Danforth Campus Tuesday through Friday. Click on The​ Career Center page for more information.

If you are actively searching for a position, don't forget to check the DBBS Jobs page at http://dbbs.wustl.edu/jobs for career positions and postdoc positions both at WU and at other institutions. All WUSTL staff positions are posted on the Human Resources site at http://hr.wustl.edu then click on Job Opportunities. Sometimes faculty positions are listed with HR, but usually faculty job searches are at the discretion of the Department Head or Chair.

Or if you (or your partner) are looking for positions in higher education, research or healthcare (medical centers) in the greater St. Louis area, don't forget to visit the St. Louis Regional Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (STL HERC) at http://www.stlrherc.org.​

A summary of career and professional development opportunites can be found here.

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