Career Development

Career Resource Center

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the BICC Library maintains a lending library of print and electronic resources dedicated to career and professional development. A few of the more popular titles include:

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development
Career Options for Biomedical Scientists
Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In
Navigating the Path to Industry: A Hiring Manager's Advice for Academics Looking for a Job in Industry
The Academic Job Search Handbook

Browse the available titles available from the Postdoctoral Career Resource Library:
Print Books

Professional Development at OHSU

OHSU provides the following programs and workshops that are geared to help you develop a variety of skills including grantsmanship and scientific writing:

Human Investigations Program (HIP) 

The HIP program offers an integrated clinical and translational research education curriculum. There are three tracks, one of which results in a master's degree of clinical research. HIP also offers a certificate and the opportunity to take individual courses. HIP is open to faculty, clinical and postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students at OHSU.

Vollum Writing Course 

The Vollum Writing Course is an in-depth, 6-week professional science writing course open to all OHSU researchers. This workshop-style class focuses on papers and grants. In addition to class sessions, students receive six individual meetings with the instructor where they will receive personal coaching on their in-progress writing.

Funding Focus 

This brown-bag lunchtime series provides advice from the OHSU research community and beyond on the important topic of funding your research. Bring your lunch and listen to our panel of wise experts. Workshops are held on the second Thursday of each month and no registration is required. Visit the Funding Focus website to see what topic is being covered this month.

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External Career Development Resources

We've collected a series of external links that are good resources for professional development information. We make every effort to keep these links up-to-date. If you find a broken link, please


Scientific Writing


Job Boards

Writing Samples & Tips

Lab Management