Career Assistance

JHMI Professional Development and Career Office

The Professional Development and Career Office of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, located on the East Baltimore campus, works with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. They offer professional development and career services that include one on one career counseling appointments, grant writing workshops, career fairs, resume advice, LinkedIn clinics, mock interviews, and more.

Johns Hopkins Life Design Lab

The Johns Hopkins Life Design Lab at Homewood (formerly the Homewood Career Center) supports and serves all Krieger and Whiting undergraduates and masters students, regardless of post-graduate plans. Life design educators are embedded within academic departments and centers across the Whiting School of Engineering and Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, which allows students to more easily access life design programs and courses, experiential learning, and connections with alumni and employers.

Other Resources

Biomedical Careers Initiative

The Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI) aims to provide information and facilitate training and networking for the broad range of careers available to PhD students upon graduation.

Hopkins Biotech Network

The Hopkins Biotech Network serves biotechnology students by bridging the gaps between student professionals and the greater scientific and commercial communities. HBN provides opportunities for its members to network and connect with the biotech community.

Individual Development Plan

myIDP helps graduate students explore career possibilities and set career goals. The site includes exercises to help students examine their skills, interests, and values, and tools for setting strategic goals. Articles and resources are available to help guide students through the process of preparing for a career in science.

Science Careers

Science Careers offers a wide variety of content designed to assist scientists of all disciplines, backgrounds, and experience levels navigate their career path. The site includes over 3,000 jobs listings that are updated daily, career advice articles, funding opportunities on GrantsNet, and Career Forum discussions around career issues.


iBiology’s mission is to provide open-access free videos of leading scientists sharing their thoughts about scientific questions, research, and careers. The videos include a wide range of biologically related fields such as biophysics, genetics, biochemistry, and evolution.

The National Academies

The National Research Council of the National Academies sponsors a number of awards for graduate, postdoctoral, and senior researchers at participating federal laboratories and affiliated institutions.


BioSpace is an online community for industry news and careers for life science professionals. For over 30 years, BioSpace has provided quality recruitment and job seeking opportunities for professionals in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries.

NewScientist Jobs

New Scientist Jobs lists the latest jobs in science from across the globe. The site also offers career advice and articles that focus on specific topics. You can search the Science and Technology job database, upload your resume, set up email job alerts, and apply for jobs online.


USAJOBS posts all federal job opportunities with position descriptions and instructions on how to apply. The site has a variety of resources including customized job alerts, search tips, and tutorials.

USAJobs Pathways

Under the Obama Administration, the federal government has taken steps to help students and recent graduates join the federal service. This site posts internships and new jobs for recent graduates as agencies post them.


Naturejobs is a global career resource for scientists and the world’s largest dedicated science jobs board. The site post thousands of science job vacancies across a wide range of sectors, disciplines, and career stages. They also provide free career articles, advice and information for scientists and run a CV database for jobseekers.


TheScientist explores the latest scientific discoveries, trends in research, new technology, business, and careers. In addition to job postings, the magazine features articles on all aspects of scientific careers and reports results of surveys such as Best Places to Work Academic and Best Places to Work Industry.

NIH Intramural Training

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education has training opportunities in the NIH Intramural Research Program for students at all educational levels. In addition to full-time biomedical research opportunities, they provide career development opportunities for all trainees, including workshops, courses, journal clubs, and access to the OITE Career Services Center.

Stanford PRISM

PRISM (Postdoctoral Recruitment Initiative at the School of Medicine) is an opportunity for select late-stage graduate students from diverse backgrounds to visit Stanford for a recruitment weekend, interview with potential mentors, and get the inside scoop on postdoctoral training at Stanford. The purpose of this program is to encourage those who might not currently consider a postdoctoral position at Stanford to get a first-hand look at whether Stanford might be a good fit for them. The goal is to match excellent trainees to excellent mentors at the School of Medicine.

ASBMB Career Center

The mission of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology is to advance the science of biochemistry and molecular biology and to promote the understanding of the molecular nature of life processes. The ASBMB maintains a career center where opportunities at all levels are listed. Members have access to additional information.


PHutures is the professional development and career connections office at Johns Hopkins University, serving all doctoral students and Postdocs. The PHutures office provides a wealth of resources regarding professional success and is focused on supplying students with opportunities to develop their careers through networking, mentoring, and teaching critical work skills. Visit the PHutures YouTube Channel here.