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

GetHIRED! is a new course offered by the Society for Developmental Biology. Ideal for postdocs and senior graduate students, the goal of this interactive course is to help you 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 you through preparing all your job packet materials. Drafts of your materials will be workshopped at the live sessions. The course includes 6 live sessions on Zoom over 12 weeks (May - August). Active participation including attendance of live sessions and asynchronous writing assignments is required.

12-Week Blended Learning Course

  • 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
  • BONUS live session (not required) at SDB Meeting in Chicago!

Optional upgrade: Coaching on your completed packet from an expert

Be inspired by personal career stories.

Screenshot GetHIRED! Module: Diverse Paths to Employment Module; headshots of six scientists

Learn from leaders about what they look for in your research talk.

Screenshot of GetHIRED! Module: Perspectives-The Research Talk

Course Dates

May 2023 - August 2023

Course Fee

SDB Members: $249, Non-Members: $349

No payment is needed with the application.


Application  Deadline: April 30, 2023


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 with the subject line "GetHIRED!".