Developing an E-Portfolio

An electronic portfolio, or E-Portfolio, is a purposeful collection of artifacts and reflections saved on a website or DVD that showcases YOU. E-Portfolios can be an invaluable tool for the interview process. Postdocs can use E-Portfolios to document professional development over time, to identify patterns of growth and competencies in their chosen discipline, for self-assessment and reflection, and to share teaching and research accomplishments with prospective employers. The system is very user friendly, but you will need a short orientation before your account can be accessed. Orientations can be individually scheduled and usually take about 30 minutes. If you are interested in creating an E-Portfolio, please email your name and Net ID to

E-Portfolios are offered through the Teaching, Learning & Technology center on campus. Visit their site to learn about the wide variety of workshops available for Postdocs. You can also visit TLT’s E-Portfolio site to see a showcase of E-Portfolios developed by other faculty on campus.


HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium

Stony Brook University is a member of the national Higher Education Recruitment Consortium which advances the efforts of their member institutions to recruit and retain outstanding and diverse faculty and staff and to assist dual career couples. Through HERC you can search for jobs near to SBU for your spouse or significant other. When you register you can create a customized profile, get email job alerts, save jobs, and link your profile to create a dual career search.


Job Search Engines


Academic 360

AcademicKeys - Higher ed jobs

Biospace - Biotech and pharmaceutical jobs

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Career Path - career tests, advice and resources

Career Site - automatic matching of jobs against resume

CareerJet - general search engine

CareerMart - Public health jobs

CareerNetwork - general search engine

Chronicle of Higher Education

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Employment Guide - general search engine

Engineering jobs

Federal Jobs

FindaJob - general search engine


HERC - dual career job searches

IBM jobs

Inside Higher Education

Jobs online - general search engine

JobSearchUSA- general search engine

Jobsnet- general search engine

                                                                                                                        - Feature articles, resources, and events about career advice, professional development, jobs, funding, fellowships, mentoring, and diversity issues. 

National Academies

Naturejobs - science positions


NPA - job board partnered with Science Careers, career planning resources

Pathways to Science


ResearchGate - free job board targeted to scientists and researchers for jobs in academia and the private sector


Sloan Career Cornerstone Center

Sologig - general search engine


Tinytechjobs - jobs for microtechnology, nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technology

Top Higher Education jobs

Top Research Jobs






























Related articles/videos/books - Find colleagues, share research, "Facebook for Academics"

AAAS Career Resources - American Association for Advancing Science career development programs

Academic Scientists' Toolkit - From AAAS Science Careers, a group of pertinent articles on topics that Postdocs worry about most: Teaching; Lab setup; Hiring and firing; Grantsmanship, etc.

At The Helm: A Laboratory Navigator

Beyond the Academe - Resource for Humanities PhDs to find non-academic positions

Burroughs Welcome Fund - Moving On: Managing Career Transitions

Career Basics: Advice and Resources for Scientists - ScienceCareers

CAREER TRENDS: Careers Away from the Bench Advice and Options for Scientists - ScienceCareers

Career Fields and Topics from ScienceAlliance, a comprehensive look at nonacademic career options

Career Opportunities in Biotechnology and Drug Development

Case interviews - Variety of articles on how to be successful at case interviews

Case in Point - Learn how to prepare for and perform successful case interviews

CV, resume, cover letter samples along with additional resources from Robert Tillman, PhD, Former Director, Faculty Professional Development, Office of Faculty Affairs, Columbia University Medical Center

Free Trade Magazine Subscriptions and Technical Document Downloads

HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium video library

How to Craft a Winning Resume - ScienceCareers

Interviewstream.comThe leading practice interview system that allows job seekers the opportunity to see & hear themselves online

International postdocs - a vast array of resources for anyone on a visa looking for a job 

Job Interview Body Language - A comical YouTube look at proper body language for an interview

Leaving the Lab: Career Development for Developmental Biologists

Leaving the Ivory Tower - alternative careers in science

Lynda.comSBU service that provides high-quality, online video training to the entire campus

Making the right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Mendelay - a free reference manager for organizing your research

NIGMS - Workshop for Postdocs Transitioning to Independent Positions, Videos

NIH training materials - presentation materials from past NIH career training workshops

O*NET online - online tool for career exploration and job analysis

Postdocjournal - international platform addressing practical issues that pertain to postdoctoral experience

PubMed - More than 21 million citations for biomedical literature from MEDLINE, life science journals, and online books.

ResearchGate - a free network dedicated to science and research. Connect, collaborate and discover scientific publications, jobs and conferences

Resumes & Career Portal - sample resumes, CVs, cover letters Practical Advice from Working Researchers

Scripps Research Institute - Career resources for Postdocs

Science Alliance - Videos on non-academic career options

Science Magazine Careers - Free booklet Step by Step: Your Career from Undergrad to Postdoc

Seven Habits of Highly Successful People

Syracuse University - Career Services Video Library

Tips on writing the academic cover letter

Versatile PhD - Resource for Humanities and STEM PhDs to find non-academic positions


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