Professional Development Information
This page provides a number of potentially useful links on creating a
professional vita, ethical scientific conduct, advice on setting up a
new laboratory, and other important issues related to scientific and
Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students - Links and information on mentoring and being mentored.
Creating a Scientific Vita - Websites that provide information on creating a scientific vita.
Graduate Development Network - This web siteserves as a means for graduate students at Vanderbilt University to locate various campus resources - offices, programs, and events - that contribute to student professional and personal development while enrolled at Vanderbilt.
Psychjobs - For those of you on the job market, this page is intended to provide timely information to applicants about the status of academic job searches in all areas of psychology. It not only gives a (partial) listing of jobs, but it also lets people post anonymously when they get contacted for interviews or when they get an offer or when they get a rejection letter.
Non-Academic Jobs - This page includes links to a number of brief articles that discuss non-academic job opportunities for PhD's in psychology.
Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty - Based on courses held in 2002 and 2005 by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators. The second edition contains three new chapters on laboratory leadership, project management, and teaching and course design. Check out the website.
Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists - Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. The publications and links on this website can help new investigators "make the right moves" and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.
On Being a Scientist: Responsible Conduct in Research - This book was published by the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine. Written for beginning researchers, it describes the ethical foundations of scientific practices and some of the personal and professional issues that researchers encounter in their work. It is meant to apply to all forms of research — whether in academic, industrial, or governmental settings — and to all scientific disciplines.
- A short list of books on professional and scientific development, teaching, and writing.
The NIH RO1 Toolkit - This website is a guide to preparing a large research grant (RO1) for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). It also contains some general grant-writing tips.
here for information on creating a Scientific Vita.
Click here for a list of Professional Development Books