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Career Development

We are committed to supporting your career development. Under the direction of Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Director of Pre & Postdoctoral Career Development, postdoctoral fellows are afforded a variety of career development training and counseling activities.


Individual Career Coaching

Interested in exploring career options?  Do you need interview practice or a thorough review of your resume/CV?  How about developing a Personalized Strategic Plan for your career development?  Fill out a Career Development Questionnaire and book an appointment with Jenn Aumiller, MEd, for an individual career coaching session!


Individual Development Plans

Grant Funding Consultations

Travel Awards

National Postdoctoral Association


Research Career Development & Planning

The School of Medicine's Center for Advanced Research Training and Innovation (CARTI) offers grant writing training opportunities, including introductory workshops on writing R01 and Career Development (K) applications.

Additionally, the Scientific Leadership and Project Management seminar series, led by successful UMB investigators, offers postdoctoral scholars training in the critical skills needed to launch independent careers.

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars organize NRSA (F) Grant Writing Workshops led by faculty mentors who've established a strong track record of assisting trainees with successful grant applications. This workshop concludes with a luncheon featuring a panel discussion with current graduate students and postdocs who've been awarded NRSAs.

Postdoctoral scholars are strongly encouraged to utilize the Individual Development Plan for Postdoctoral Scholars to help facilitate their pathway to independence. Through the IDP, Postdoctoral Scholars and their faculty advisors work together to establish mutually aligned goals and expectations throughout the duration of the postdoctoral training period.

Additional workshops include:  Communicating Your Research, Effectively Using PowerPoint, Networking for Career Success, and more.

Career Counseling & Careers in Science Seminar Series

The Office of Postdoctoral Scholars sponsors a variety of career workshops including, CV/resume writing, networking, conducting a job search and interviewing.

Postdoctoral scholars may also receive confidential one-on-one career counseling to have their CV/resume critiqued, plan a job search, explore career options and practice their interviewing skills. Schedule an appointment.

Careers in Science Seminar Series

Throughout the year, the Graduate Program in Life Sciences and the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars sponsor a seminar series that exposes Postdoctoral Scholars to a wide array of scientific careers.

Additional Opportunities

Our postdocs also enjoy the benefit of a newly revised Research Ethics Curriculum offered by the Graduate Program in Life Sciences.

Click here for additional information on all career development opportunities or contact Jennifer Aumiller, MEd, Director, Office of Postdoctoral Scholars and Director, Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development.