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BioSci Careers is proud to recognize and celebrate the contributions and career journeys of postdoctoral scholars. National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW) is about celebrating YOU and the contributions you make to research, development, innovation and scientific discovery in the United States.

Join the National Postdoctoral Association for the first virtual NPAW celebration, a multi-institutional collaboration. For the full schedule of events during NPAW, please visit these links: calendar//events by category and day.

Events hosted by Stanford's Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and Stanford University Postdoctoral Association (SURPAS) to celebrate NPAW can be found here.

Also, check out BioSci Careers’ new program BioSci Connect: a mentoring community for career and life conversations. As biosciences postdocs, you’re encouraged to join the program to connect with alumni/former postdocs and gain access to a powerful network of mentors in the biosciences. As former Stanford biosciences postdocs, you are invited to become a mentor to support current members of our campus biosciences community – join now!


BioSci Careers, formerly the School of Medicine Career Center, was created out of faculty and trainee advocacy. This is your career community and we thank all of those who help us thrive.

Tell Your Story.

Stories are remembered up to 22% more than facts alone. When combined with facts, stories engage partners on both a cognitive and emotive level so that they listen more closely and trust you more quickly (Jennifer Aacker, Harnessing the Power of Stories). As such, the best way for you to define your academic and career options is to connect the themes in others’ stories to your own. 

BioSci Careers is your community. Beyond a traditional “career center” model, we believe you are the center of our mission and you deserve opportunities to move beyond basic career development resources such as CV critiques and mock interviews. Through individualized connections opportunities, BioSci Careers provides a forum for faculty, alumni, employers, peers, trainee/student group leaders, and campus partners to share their stories and most useful resources. In turn, we create a diverse community in which to develop and tryout the various drafts of the story which will eventually lead to your career of choice.

Success is personal. We do not measure success by the number of job offers you receive; we measure it by your ability to achieve success as only you define it. As such, we support the myriad ways in which your training experience translates into a fulfilling career that aligns with your personal interests, values, and abilities. This alignment is the formula for the story you will share with your mentors and future employers. The safe, exploratory environments provided by our counseling/coaching and curriculum offerings empower you to discover your own definition of success.

Finding your career of choice takes time. Our ADAPT model—a developmental approach that bridges academic training with professional and career growth—was created with this in mind so that we can help you shape and tell your unique story, one chapter at a time.

Everyone has a story. We look forward to hearing yours.


  • 1:1 Sessions for personalized academic and career planning
  • Assessments




  • Integrated academic, professional, and career development
  • Gain and refine skills and experience




  • Meet alumni and other professionals across myriad sectors
  • Expand professional networks



Stanford Biosci Careers PhD Alumni Career Outcomes Dashboard

You're invited to explore the new PhD Alumni Career Outcomes dashboard, a tool highlighting PhD alumni outcomes for Stanford Bioscience graduates since 2000. Using this interactive dashboard, you can browse, filter and sort data by home program, graduation year and by graduation cohort. Explore the possibilities here.