Samantha Miller of the Medical Small Business blog sent me a list of 50 websites that may be useful for students interested in a career in science or scientists looking for jobs. The list is very comprehensive and worth a look for folks who, against all odds, are still considering careers or seeking gainful employment in the sciences.
Science Job Sites
1. New Scientist Jobs : Register for free here to begin uploading your CV, get job alerts, and apply for them online. You can also search the database which has tons of jobs in science. There are also useful items such as career advice and who’s recruiting.
2. Nature Jobs : This science site stands out for its ability to let you search for jobs overseas. You can also search by employer, discipline, and title. There is also a career toolkit and information on fairs.
3. Job Science : If you feel like spending a little money to find a job, check out this site. It has loads of resources for science workers and students to find a job. You can view a demo, or try it out for free for 30 days.
4. Career Builder : A leading career site, it also has a special section for science and biotech jobs. You can search by type and/or location. There are also tons of other useful tools on Career Builder.
5. The Vault : With useful resources such as the top 25 firms, this site is worth a look. Here, you can choose from different science industries such as biotechnology, environment, and technology. They also have loads of blogs, videos, and much more.
6. Research Jobs : If your scientific expertise is in research, click here. This is a networking and job site dedicated to researchers and companies in the industry. You can register, search jobs, and more.
7. Career Cast : Although anyone in any profession can utilize this site, science workers can view jobs in life, physical, or social sciences. There are also tools, news, a blog, and more. They recently listed biologist as the top number four job in the nation and you can read why.
8. Glassdoor : Thinking of working for a specific company? Then visit here to see what actual employees have to say about it. You can also get salary, bonus, and other important information.
9. Dice : If technology is your area of scientific expertise, visit here. The site is a career hub for tech insiders and lets you browse jobs in the hottest cities for technology. You can also upload your resume, search agencies, get tips for resume writing, and more.
10. ChemJobs.net : If you are looking for a job in the chemistry industry, visit here. Categories include graduate, sales, clinical, and more. There is also a directory and more information.
11. Photonics Jobs : This science site is for those looking for work in optical, laser, and fiber optics employment. The latest jobs are featured on the homepage. You can also search by date or category.
12. Working for NASA : You don’t have to live in Texas or Florida to work for this science giant. They have thirteen facilities in states such as California, Ohio, and D.C. See what jobs are open and what they are looking for by visiting.
13. Engineer.info : This site searches through millions of jobs from many leaders to bring you solely jobs for engineers. With everything from entry level to advanced, this site is a one stop shop for engineers looking for a career. You can also search by type or location.
14. Think Resources : Get several sites for scientists looking to go into the energy field here. There is Energy Group, Power Plant Jobs, and others. There is also help with resumes and employment management services.
15. Just Windows Jobs : If you have knowledge of MS, developing, or related field, this is the science job site for you. It contains jobs featuring solely IT’s best in Windows. With over 15 million users getting jobs from 120 tech websites, it is a good choice.
16. Computer Jobs: Like the above, this science job site is for technology professionals. Choose jobs requiring skills such as Python, Cisco, Java, and many others. You can also do a simple Google like search.
17. Med Hunting : Get science jobs for the medical field by visiting here. Science orientated jobs include research, technology, and others. You can also post your resume or get salary information.
Career Development Sites
These sites can be used to help write a resume, prepare for an interview, and much more.
18. My Science Career : Provided by AAAS and the journal “Science,” get tons of tools specifically for science workers and students seeking a career. There is a how-to series with loads of advice, along with the other usual tools. You can also download “The Informed Job Search.”
19. Career One Stop : Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, the site provides tools to help job seekers, students, and all professionals. Choose from exploring careers, education, or even find services near you. There is also help for those in the military making the transition to civilian life.
20. Monster : This gigantic career site is full of advice for workers, students, and everyone in between. Choose from helpful resources such as resumes, interviewing, and negotiating salary. They also feature employers and have regular interviews with industry professionals.
21. WSJ Careers : Although meant for business professionals, the scientist can still get expert advice from “The Wall Street Journal.” They have news & trends, career strategies, columns on different careers, and the usual job search. You can also get information on different schools.
22. Free Resume Critique : If the first word of the title didn’t sell you the provider will: “The Wall Street Journal.” Simply enter your information and upload your resume to get started. If you choose to go with their services, they guarantee an interview within 30 days.
23. Career Mag : In addition to the usual tools, there is also a self-assessment section that most others don’t have. Other tools are on continuing education, an online portfolio, and reputation defender. There is even a mobile app with more.
24. The Riley Guide : In operation since 1994, they offer free career advice and employment information. Choose from subjects such as tips on the job search, cover letters, salary guides, and more.
25. Interview Smart : Is the interview the scariest part of getting a science career or into the school of your dreams? Then stop by this site to sharpen your skills and ace the interview. There is a free trial and they feature 35 different topics on every step of the process.
Science Majors and Post Baccalaureate Sites
Science students can use these sites to find an internship, entry level job, and more.
26. College Grad : Stop here to get jobs specifically for college graduates. You can find jobs in a variety of fields, including science. There is also help for paying off debts, top employers, videos, and more.
27. Campus Career Center : Stop here for a massive site with entry level jobs and internships specifically for both college students and graduates. They have an expert blog with tips on everything from resume building to advancing an existing career. Best of all, employers such as Shell, the CIA, and many others regularly hire from here.
28. College Center : Get a network just for college job seekers here. They have centers for students, alumni, and employers. There is also a job search kit to give you more help.
29. After College : Search over 200,000 jobs specifically for college graduates here. Popular jobs include teaching, pharmacy, imaging, and others. There is also help for scholarships.
30. Monster College : With a section for just about everything, Monster also has this resource to help you transition from the classroom to the workplace. You can learn, network, and share on the one site. There is also help with portfolios and finance.
31. Entry Level Jobs : Choose the scientific category here to get entry level jobs. You can also choose by locations across the country. Other categories include education, engineering, technology, and more.
32. Employment Guide : If you are a science student who needs to work from home, visit here. They have listings of legitimate business opportunities at many levels. There are also tools for other job seekers.
33. Diversity Working : If you are a science student and a minority, stop here. It offers over 500,000 jobs in diversity. Simply post your resume, choose from a community, or search for your dream job.
34. College Recruiter : If you need just a simple search engine for entry level jobs and internships, this is it. Simply type what and where to get your answer.
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35. Science Daily : Get nothing but science headlines by stopping here. They are updated every 90 minutes and include just about every topic imaginable. You can also choose by specialty, news videos, and book reviews.
36. Live Science : With sections like Cool Science and Tech News You Can Use, this site is worth a visit. You can also choose by specific topic or even the strangest in headlines. Be sure not to miss the videos with even more.
37. New Scientist : Stop here for in-depth articles for the serious scientist. They also offer the Last Word and opinions on many controversial scientific topics. You can also use the site to look for science jobs.
38. Scientific American : You don’t need a subscription to this leading publication to get science news. Online sections include fact vs. fiction, extreme tech, and ask the experts. Be sure not to miss the 60 Second Science Podcasts with loads more.
39. Science Blogs : Similar to Alltop, this site gathers all the headlines from science blogs onto one convenient place. Choose from life science, environment, medicine, and more. There is also a section for job seekers.
40. POPSCI : Also known as “Popular Science,” they cover gadgets and cars in addition to science. Get the latest on robots and other popular pieces of science with a visit. There are also galleries and videos.
41. Science Mag : Both scientific research and career information is listed here. There is also a community for networking and blogs. You can also get a science podcast.
42. EurekAlert! : Get the latest news by scientific subject here. Choose subjects from agriculture to technology. There is also information on grants, awards, and books.
Science Reference Sites
Whether writing a paper, report, or other scientific issue, use these sites as references and tools for the latest in science.
43. National Science Foundation : The NSF is a must visit site for all science students and workers. You can get the latest discoveries, info on awards, and statistics. You can also use the site to find funding opportunities in your area.
44. Research.gov : Led by the NSF, Research.gov is a partnership of federal research-oriented grant making agencies with a shared vision of increasing customer service for the research community, while streamlining and standardizing business processes amongst partner agencies. Scientists can use the policy library, apply for grants, and get the latest news. Be sure not to miss opportunities funded by the Recovery Act.
45. Library of Congress : One of the largest libraries in the world, the LOC has tons of free resources for all visitors. Click on Researchers to get more tools for scientists. Others can view massive collections on history, art, and much more.
46. NOAA : The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is charged with all sorts of environmental watches and reports. See what they are up to, read reports, or join forces by visiting. You can also get resources for students.
47. NASA : Explore the final frontier with the help of this massive site. Get mission updates, reports, live videos, and even interviews with top officials. With tons of resources, be sure and make time for this science site.
48. Discovery Channel : With shows like “Mythbusters” and “Man vs. Wild,” there are numerous scientific resources to utilize here. Get videos, interviews with hosts, and much more. There is also a health, science, and animal channel to choose from.
49. Nature.com : Get the world’s latest science and medicine reports on your desktop here. Choose from research, blogs, and special features. You can even submit your own manuscript.
50. PhysOrg : Similar to the above, this site focuses on physics, technology, and Nano science. Spotlight stories are featured on the home page. You can also see the top stories, choose by subject, or submit your own idea.
Until next time
Good Luck and Good Job Hunting!!!