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Frequently Asked Questions
(for Job Seekers)

  • Is there a fee to use your service?
  • How to find jobs I want?
  • How to apply for jobs?
  • Can I use your system to apply for job ads posted elsewhere?
  • How do I post my resume?
  • Can I modify or delete my resumes once posted?
  • Is there a cost to post my resume?
  • How often is your website updated?
  • How to set up a job alert to receive new job info by email?
  • I will complete my Ph.D. program soon, can I apply for a postdoc position now?
  • I am not a U.S. citizen, can I still apply for a postdoc job?
  • What are some other resources for my careers?
  • I forget my login user name/password, how to retrieve them?
  • I have more questions. How do I contact you?

Is there a fee to use your service?
PostdocJobs.com is completely free of charge for all job seekers. There is no fee for job seekers.

How to find jobs I want?
You can browse jobs by job categories of your interest. In addition, you can search jobs using our Quick Search or Advanced Job Search programs. In Quick Search, you only need to enter one or more keywords. In our Advanced Job Search, you can enter keywords and limit the search results in certain job categories and/or locations. By holding the Control key, you can select more than one category.

How to apply for jobs?
First of all, you need to create an account (free) and post your resume or C.V. in your account. When you see a job that you are interested in, click on the link "Apply for this position via PostdocJobs.com." You can follow this link to send your application online. If this link is not available, you will need to read the job description carefully and find an alternative way to send your application. Note that you can use the same user name and password to login to your account from any of our job sites (PostdocJobs.com, UniversityJobs.com, or ScienceJobs.org).

Can I use your system to apply for job ads posted elsewhere?
Yes. Once you have created an account on our website and saved your resume or C.V. under your account, you can send your job application to any employer whether the job is posted on our website or elsewhere.

How do I post my resume?
You will need to create an account (free) and post your resume or C.V. in your account. You can also save your cover letter online.

Can I modify my resume/C.V.?
Yes. You can modify your resume or C.V. at any time by login to your account. When you apply for jobs online, you will have an opportunity to review and modify your resume before you send your job application to employers.

Is there a cost to post my resume?
There is no free. The service is provided for free for job seekers.

How often is your website updated?
Our website is updated daily. Make sure you visit our website often.

How to set up a job alert to receive new job info by email?
To receive job alerts by email, you will need to create an account (free). When you sign up, make sure you check the box for job alerts and select job categories of your interest. When new jobs in those categories are posted on our website, we will send you a job alert by email.

I will complete my Ph.D. program soon, can I apply for a postdoc position now?
It is always a good idea to act sooner rather than later. You can contact the employer and see if your graduation date matches the employer's requirement. Most likely, you and prospective employer can make an arrangement.

I am not a U.S. citizen, can I still apply for a postdoc job?
You can apply for many postdoctoral positions that do not usually require a U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (green card). However, some positions that are funded by U.S. government may require U.S. citizenship or permanent resident. Please read the requirements carefully and contact the employer for clarification.

Where can I find more resources for applying for Postdoc Jobs?
If you need more information about job hunting / application for science jobs, you can check our Resources page.

I forgot my login user name/password, how to retrieve them?
For your convenience, your email address is used as your login user name. If you forgot your password, please follow the link "Forgot Password" to retrieve your password.

I have more questions. How do I contact you?
If you have any more questions not covered here, you are welcome to contact us at any time. We are here to help you.

 

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