Career Resources

Course: Planning Your Scientific Journey
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Information: What Former MBTG Trainees Are Doing Now
Visit our Past Trainee Careers page to see the positions held by MBTG trainees graduating between 2005 and 2015.


Information: Non-Professor Jobs for PhDs
See this advice from a career counselor at MIT based on his experiences working with a variety of employers who hire PhDs.


Opportunity: Presidential Management Fellows-STEM

Dear T32 Program Directors,

The Federal Government is always looking to recruit highly qualified individuals to its workforce. As part of this effort, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) has leveraged the strong reputation of the Presidential Management Fellows (PMF) Program ( to recruit and train future science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) leaders.

The PMF Program offers a two-year appointment with leadership development training and upon certification of completion, fellows are converted to permanent or term positions with a full salary and benefits package. For 2014, OPM piloted and recruited from 41 disciplines for their new PMF STEM track. The STEM disciplines include but are not limited to: Biology/Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering, Biostatistics, Chemistry, Epidemiology, Mathematics, Medicine, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Population Biology, Public Health, and Statistics.

Please encourage graduate-level students in the STEM disciplines to learn more about the PMF Program. Individuals are eligible to apply in their last year of graduate school and up to 2 years after their degree is completed. Fellows receive career development during the program, including formal mentorship, training, rotation(s), and networking with senior agency leaders.

For more information about this exciting program, please visit: or contact


Shiva P. Singh, Ph.D.
Chief, Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch
Division of Training, Workforce Development and Diversity
National Institute of General Medical Sciences
National Institutes of Health