Resources for Finding Post-Doctoral
Assignments & Internships

There are many Web resources to help you find a post-doctoral and internship position. Listed below are some sites you may want to explore.

OSA welcomes your suggestions for additions to this list. Please email yp@osa.org to share your recommendations.

Post Doctoral Web Sites
Career Web Sites
Fellowships & Internships

Post-Doctoral Web Sites

Global Search Engines

  • National Research Council – Postdoctoral and senior research awards are sponsored by thirty federal laboratories at over one hundred locations in the United States and overseas.
  • PhDs.org – Provides helpful information concerning the application and interview process for post-doctorate positions as well as academic and nonacademic science careers.
  • Postdoc.com – Brings together recent Ph.D.s, and professors, research institutions as well as other employers to find a good match for post-doctoral positions.

North America

Europe


Career Web Sites

The following sites often include post-doctoral and internship opportunities. 

Multi-disciplinary

  • WorkinOptics.com – Optical Society of America-hosted career Web site featuring optics and photonics positions worldwide.
  • Jobs.ac.uk – Lists science, research, and academic positions in the United Kingdom and abroad.
  • Optics.org  - Job postings in optics, photonics, nanotechnology, lasers, fibers, and semi-conductors.
  • Science Careers - American Association for the Advancement of Science-hosted job site covering a broad range of science job postings.
  • ScienceJobs.com – Searchable listing of science positions in academia and the industrial sector.

Astronomy

  • AAS.org  - American Astronomical Society-hosted job register featuring post-doctoral opportunities.

Biomedical Engineering

Education

Engineering & Science

  • IEEE.org - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers-hosted career Web site.
  • Engineer.info - A repository of engineering job postings found on career Web sites/search engines, associations, and newspapers.
  • NSPE.org - National Society of Professional Engineers-hosted career Web site.  Also features information on salaries and licensing.

Nanotechnology

  • Tinytechjobs.com -  Career Web site specializing in nanotechnology, biotechnology, and information technology opportunities.

Physics

  • AIP.org - American Institute of Physics-hosted Web site featuring full-time and post-doctoral listings.
  • PhysicsWorld.com - Features internships and full-time positions jobs in the United Kingdom.


Fellowships & Internships