Career Resources

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A collection of possibilities

Explore post-Ph.D. opportunities in academic research, teaching, non-academe, and internships as well as final-year/predoc fellowships compiled by the IU Biology graduate advising office.

Professional societies

Professional societies promote particular professions or areas of interest. Society memberships vary from broad to very narrow and specific interests. Either way, professional societies are great avenues for networking. Below we offer a sampling of some of the organizations that may be of interest to you.

We encourage biotechnology students and graduates to be active and knowledgeable in professional societies/organizations representing the basic science aspect of biotechnology as well as those groups representing application areas compatible with your interests. Organizations such as these provide opportunities to keep abreast of new developments in the field and to build a network of like-minded professionals that will pay dividends in knowledge about your areas of interest and in the development of your career. Here are some examples.

Basic science


Animal Behavior Society (ABS)

Ecological Society of America (ESA)

European Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (Euro Evo Devo)

Pan-American Society for Evolutionary Developmental Biology (EvoDevoPanAm)

Society for the Integrative and Comparative Biology (SICB)

Society for the Study of Evolution (SSE)