Bill Lindstaedt

About Bill

Bill Lindstaedt has been helping scientists and engineers launch successful careers for 30 years. From 2001-2023, he supported the career development needs of PhD students, postdocs and their faculty mentors at the University of California San Francisco. In his career counseling practice, he developed particular expertise working with biomedical scientists as they transition from academic positions to careers in the biotech/pharma sector. He has also worked with hundreds of postdocs as they navigated through the academic job search process to their first faculty position. 

While at UCSF, Bill co-authored Science’s “myIDP”, a web-based career development tool which has been used by more than 300,000 scientists and is recommended by dozens of graduate and postdoctoral programs around the country. Recently retired from UCSF, he now serves as co-Investigator on the NIH-funded pd|hub Collections initiative to build STEM PhD professional development resources across institutions. Additionally, he serves as a contracted career consultant with the Academic Programs Office at St. Jude Childrens’ Research Hospital and with Emory University’s Office of Postdoctoral Education.