Career Planning

American Society for Microbiology Membership
ASM offers a discounted membership rate to students, postdoctoral scientists and transitional members. To learn about the benefits of joining ASM, please visit the ASM web site.

Career Development Opportunities for Postdoctoral Scientists
Learn about the many career development opportunities within ASM for Postdoctoral Scientists. 

Certification is a great way to quickly distinguish you from others in the field. It validates your experience and shows your employers your worth.

myIDP is a unique, web-based career-planning tool tailored to meet the needs of PhD students and postdocs in the sciences.

National Postdoctoral Association
The National Postdoctoral Association (NPA) is a member-driven, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that provides a unique, national voice for postdoctoral scholars. 

Postdoctoral Training in Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Trains scientists or clinicians for employment in clinical and medical microbiology laboratories, clinical and medical immunology laboratories, public health laboratories, university and industrial research programs, and college and university educational settings.