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Guide for New Postdocs/Prospective Postdocs

Information for postdocs

Office of Visa and Immigration (OVIS)
Arrival Checklist for International Postdocs (provided by OVIS)
Dartmouth Center for the Advancement of Learning (DCAL)
Women in Science Project at Dartmouth (WISP)

Housing information
Benefits information (Dartmouth HR)

Dartmouth Faculty/Employee Assistance Program

After Hours

Office of Outreach

Office of the Provost
Campus map
Parking Enrollment


Information about New England area

Welcome to Hanover
Public Transportation (Vermont transit; Dartmouth Coach; Advance Transit)

Entertainment (Nugget Theaters, HOP, Cinemas-Lebanon 6)
Hopkins Center for the Arts
Lebanon Opera House
Hood Museum of Art

Dining links
Upper Valley Food (information about restaurants, farms, farmer's markets,
caf├ęs and other eating establishments in the New England area)
Upper Valley Food Coop
Hanover and Lebanon Coop Food Stores

Outdoor and Recreation
Fitness and Lifestyle Improvement Program (FLIP)
Places of worship


Lab management tools for Postdocs/Junior Faculty

Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty


Career development resources links 

- "How to 'Get a Life' in the Life Sciences" by William Wickner
"How to run a basic life science lab without HHMI or Max-Planck funding" by William Wickner
Job Tips on Applying for Research Jobs in Academia and the Private Sector 
Edited version of the 3-part series on Using Social Media in Your Job Search presented this January by past Thayer School Career Services Director Chandlee Bryan.
Edited version of career consultant Sharon Belden's 2009 presentation on the Demystifying Job Negotiation and Evaluation
- Sample Chapter on "Women Don't Ask: Negotiation and the Gender Divide" by Linda Babcock and Sara Laschaver, 2003
- "Gender differences in letters of recommendation" by Frances Trix and Carolyn Psenka: "Exploring the Color of Glass: Letters of Recommendation for Female and Male Medical Faculty"
- Research-based site that offers specific behaviors/action on reducing stereotype threat
"Grindstone Adjectives", Rice University ADVANCE grant research on gendered, self-descriptive adjectives and perception by others
- Recruiting and evaluating job applicants by the University of Montana
- Information about the "imposter syndrome" presented by Valerie Young, 2009
- Link to Virginia Valian, Hunter College ADVANCE grant PI and author of "WhySo Slow? The Advancement of Women"
- Powerpoint slides of DCPDA Workshop on Entrepreneurship 2012 by Jake Reder
- Best practices for Computer Science Postdocs by Anita Jones, Univ. of Virginia
From Ph.D. to Professoriate: The Role of the Institution in Fostering the Advancement of Postdoc Women
Video archive of seminars about grant writing and biomedical manuscript writing by Chris Dant
Overview of Fellowship and Career Awards from the Office of Sponsored Projects Website
- NIH Fellowships and Career Development grants Powerpoint Presentation
- Eligibility requirements for Postdocs in Fellowship Applications Powerpoint Presentation
- An elaborate list of funding sources for postdocs at all stages of their postdoctoral careers


Writing a Curriculum Vitae guidelines

Purdue University guidelines
Colorado State University guidelines
Rice University guidelines
Duke University guidelines
University of Pennsylvania guidelines
Pepperdine University guidelines
Carnegie Mellon guidelines
Stanford University guidelines
University of Illinois guidelines
General guidelines

The Chronicle of Higher Education

A Dean's Take On Salary Negotiation - Advice
Negotiating a Job Offer - Advice
Go Ahead, Haggle - Manage Your Career
Negotiating That First Offer - Manage Your Career

Last Updated: 9/19/14