Managed by the current student and postdoc reps, this website provides career support, non-academic careers included, for junior members of the BSDB. The site was first developed by Alexandra Ashcroft and Michelle Ware based on feedback from student and postdoc members of the BSDB.
For those with pure academic inspirations, why not check out the academic career section. Eminent developmental biologists are sharing their career stories to elucidate the rationale behind their decisions. Similarly, society members have provided snapshot timelines to demonstrate the multitudes of routes to running your own group. The funding lists for postdoctoral research, starting your own group or PhD studentships are growing all the time. These lists are unique in that successful members of our society have offered themselves up as “advisors” to the community. They will answer questions about the process of a given application. Such a supportive spirit is one of the reasons the BSDB is such a great community!
For those of you looking to leave academia, developmental biologists who have left the field have shared their career stories to show the breadth of what’s possible, and how to get there. The CV boosters section might also provide ideas on how to gain additional skills whilst still in academia.
The careers website was built for you and we are always looking for ways to make sure it stays relevant and useful. Please do send us any feedback you may have and let us know if there is anything else we can do to enhance your BSDB experience. Please get in touch if you think your career story would be of benefit to the community.