Job boards & other opportunity buckets
Note: These are not curated/maintained by me. This is merely a list of lists : )
Conservation Job Board: Career website in conservation, ecology, forestry, wildlife, and fisheries (can filter based on category, including “wildlife”, “ecology”, etc.)
Ecological Society of America’s Career Center: Job board containing more academic-focused postings
Ecological Society of America’s Job Boards site: especially helpful for students and those seeking internships and educational opportunities, though there are links to several job boards featuring positions targeting mid- and late-career researchers as well
NatureTech: “The climate jobs platform showcasing the companies tackling the biodiversity crisis”
Society for Ecological Restoration: Career center for SER (international organization working on the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration)
Texas A&M Department of Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences Job Board: One of the best job boards for folks interested in wildlife (IMHO); faculty, fellowships, full-time, seasonal, internships, grants, training, etc.
Infectious disease & public health
American Public Health Association’s Professional Development page: Contains over 50K job postings (!!!), in addition to CE opportunities, internships, and fellowships.
Council for State and Territorial Epidemiologists: Aspiring public health practitioners & applied epidemiologists, look no further. Many postings here in state & local health departments.
“Epi Job Openings” Twitter Account: Fantastic resource/hub compiling job opportunities in epidemiology and public health
IDDJobs: PhD & post-doctoral fellowships, faculty positions, and other opportunities in the fields of “transmission modelling, phylogenetics, pathogen ecology, epidemiology, and any topic broadly aligned with infectious disease dynamics”
Public Health Jobs: a job board managed by the Association of Schools & Programs of Public Health
Society for Epidemiologic Research: In addition to infectious disease positions, these postings cover openings in all epidemiologic sub-disciplines, including chronic disease, injury prevention, environmental health, etc.
One Health Commission Opportunities Bulletin Board: The One Health Commission curates a number of different opportunity databases you can mine for jobs, internships, etc.
grad school planning tools
Individualized Development Plan (IDP): An IDP is a helpful way to visualize your goals and keep track of your own progress, both personally and professionally. Science Careers runs a really nice website you can use to manage yours, though there are numerous templates available online.
Mentoring Agreement/Contract: This has many different names, but the idea remains the same. Creating a document with your mentor early on in your relationship provides you something to re-visit together when you meet to discuss updates and progress. There are many flavors of this available, but I’ve linked to a few good templates below.
Mentor Map: Rather than leaning on your academic advisor for all the things, I was taught that diversifying (and mapping!) one's mentorship/adviser network can be a helpful exercise. Re-visiting this every 6 months (especially during grad school) was, for me, a nice way to evaluate in which areas/skillsets I wanted to prioritizing focusing on. Here is an example of one template mentorship network (note: I did not make this).