Dreaming of an academic job but not sure how to get it?

GetHIRED! is a 12-week course offered by the Society for Developmental Biology to help postdocs prepare materials for going on the academic job market. This course includes reading and writing assignments, as well as expert advice and stories from leaders in the field of developmental biology. Assignments are designed to guide participants through preparing all of their job packet materials. Drafts of materials will be workshopped during live sessions.
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Course Details


  • Complete 6 asynchronous online modules
  • Meet regularly with your cohort and facilitator via Zoom
  • Get peer feedback, support, and expert advice from people in your discipline
  • Stay connected with your cohort, share ideas, and support each other

Topics Covered

  • Taking stock of what you want
  • Knowing your options
  • Preparing outstanding job packet materials
  • Organizing your research and chalk talks
  • Perfecting your interview skills
Course Dates
Spring/Summer 2025

Course Fee
SDB Members: $499     Non-Members: $750
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Application will open in Spring 2025.


If you have any questions, please call the Society for Developmental Biology office at 301-634-7815 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern Time M-F or email SDB Courses at [email protected] with the subject line "GetHIRED!".