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Postdoctoral and Career Services

Career Services

Your time at The Scripps Research Institute will undoubtedly be dedicated to doing great scientific research. However, it is never too late to begin planning for your long-term career goals.  In fact, one of the greatest pitfalls is to find yourself at the end of your graduate student or postdoctoral tenure without a specific plan for your next career move.  Fortunately, there are clear steps to take in order to define your career.

Career Planning Checklist

There are three steps to planning for a successful and fulfilling career:

1. Self-Assessment: Defining your interests and values that are important to you in a career, as well as identifying the skills you possess and those which require development.

2. Explore Career Options: Identifying the careers that fit your interests and values, and the skills required to pursue them.

3. Organize Your Job Search: Understanding what is required to find and apply for the job you want.

Explore Your Career Path

The Career and Postdoctoral Services Office provides personalized service, best practices, and resources to assist with every step of your career planning process.

Self-Assessment

Career Exploration

Choosing to do a Postdoc

Academic Careers

Non-academic Careers


Schedule your individual career advising appointment today by contacting The Career and Postdoctoral Services Office at cpso@scripps.edu