Dear GSBS Students:

What are your career plans once you complete your graduate degree?  The biomedical research workforce has numerous opportunities for professionals with the skills you are developing.  Have you thought beyond the obvious?

You can't start too early to build your CV, define your goals, and position yourself for success. The goal of this Career Corner is to provide you access to ideas and resources that will help you plan your next steps towards a fulfilling career.  New features will appear bi-weekly, so check it often for ideas that might interest you.

Deans Barton and Blackburn


Many opportunities exist for students to participate in workshops and events that highlight the skills and approaches needed to develop a career plan.  These opportunities include the BioCareers seminars provided by the GSBS Student Affairs Committee, and a myriad of events sponsored throughout the Texas Medical Center and beyond.  

Please check the GSBS Essential for the listing of upcoming career development events.  

Please check the LEAD Calendar for upcoming events. Complete this form to submit an event to the LEAD calendar.

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Career Development Videos

Importance of Career Planning for Biomedical PhD Students

Put Your PhD to Work: Planning for a Successful Career in Science - Philip Clifford, PhD 

LinkedIn: Basics and how to use it effectively!

Career Path: Start-up - Rafael Rosengarten, PhD

Career Path: Medical Science Liaison – Sarah Rodriguez, PharmD, BCPS

Transitioning from Academia to Startups in the Biomedical Sciences – E. Bakkalbasi, MS and C Miller, PhD

European Funding Opportunities – EURAXESS North America

Science & Technology Policy Fellowship - Barbara J. Natalizio, PhD

Launching Your Academic Job Search - Bill Lindstaedt, MS

Biotech Industry Job Search Skills - Bill Lindstaedt, MS

Navigating Your Research Career When Dealing with US Immigration & Visas - Brendan Delaney, JD

Networking Success Secrets - Tracy Costello, PhD

Career Path: Business Development Manager - Kelsey McCulley, PhD

An Introduction to Intellectual Property Law – Sapna Kumar, JD

Career Path: Office of Technology Commercialization – Andrew P. Dennis, PhD

Career Path: Intellectual Property Law - Patent Litigation and Prosecution – Domingo M. LLagostera

Your PhD - and Beyond: Strategies for Surviving and Thriving – Natalie Lundsteen, PhD

Tips on Scientific Publishing from an Insider - Nicole Neuman, PhD