Postdoctoral Researchers

The Professional Development and Career Office (PDCO) provides support for postdoctoral fellows interested in academic careers and those considering careers outside the academy. The Johns Hopkins Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Johns Hopkins Postdoctoral Association are also excellent resources.

Academic Careers

We offer an annual K Grant writing workshop in addition to partnering with the Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Research to offer Specific Aims Speed Review sessions. Our grants page also lists funding opportunities.

Each Fall, we host an Academic Job Search Series featuring faculty panels that provide feedback on cover letters, research statements, academic job package negotiations and more.

The Johns Hopkins Teaching Academy offers pedagogy and teaching opportunities to prepare you for success in the classroom.

The Welch Library offers training and support for writing and publishing in the areas of comprehensive literature searching, finding funding, managing data, citation management, and help with NIH Public Access Policy compliance.

Thinking about a career outside the academy? We can assist you!

Career Exploration

Get to know your interests, strengths, and preferences better by taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and CliftonStrengths assessments and check out the resources on Exploring your options and different career paths to find a career that fits you.

Attend our iCAN Speaker Series and join an OPTIONS career community to learn from professionals what their work is like, what skills are needed in their job, and how to prepare for a career like theirs.

We also offer free shuttle buses to the annual NIH Career symposium. This one-day event features 12 to 16 career panel sessions, keynote speakers and career skill blitzes.

Job Search

When you are ready to prepare your job application materials and enter the job market, our Career Clinics series will help you prepare winning resumes, CVs, and LinkedIn pages. In addition, learn interviewing skills and negotiation from the PDCO.

One-on-one Meetings

Regardless of where you are in your career exploration or job search process, we invite you to make a one-on-one appointment with our career counselors. We will work with you to create a plan to gain the skills and experiences you need while at JHU; review your CVs, resumes, cover letters, and research and teaching statements; and prepare for interviews.


Check out our Online Career Resources, our Online Career Library, and the Job Search Toolkit (Academic or All Careers) for tips and resources on finding the right career for you, networking, conducting a job search, preparing application materials, and negotiating for the best offer.

The National Postdoc Association is also a great resource.