Resources for Early Career Astronomers

This page is a collection of resources that can be helpful for early-career astronomers & their supporters. Are there resources missing? Please email: floor.broekgaarden[@] Feel free to share this website or any of the resources listed below with your network. 



Links of other websites/groups that collect Astronomy resources


Academic writing/reading: 

Making a personal website 


Mental Health resources

Applying to PhDs resources:

Applying to Summer schools/internships resources

Postdoc Application resources (note that all advice might be biased, or work for some but not everyone)

see also for an unroll of the original twitter thread

First some general overviews on the application process:

Some Astrobetter blogs that I found helpful:

How to find jobs:

  • AAS job register
  • astrophysics job rumor mill from last year and ALSO two and three years ago — some jobs are only offered every 2-3 years
  • websites of depts you’re really interested in
  • talk to people (profs, current postdocs) at places you’re interested in
  • talk to people here who have been postdocs there in the past
  • your advisor
  • ask the grad students who graduated 1-2 years ahead of you
  •  some fields maintain their own lists, for example, Gravitational Waves has: created by the LIGO collaboration


Interview questions:

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PhD comics

Faculty Application resources

Mentoring networks that early-career researchers can join: 


Mentoring resources

Giving talks / public speaking

Tips for making Posters

Career advice 

Finding/attending conferences