How can you find good help? Sell yourself.

Published on February 22, 2016

A talented postdoc should be able to add their own unique perspective to the research, and they should see their role as an opportunity to be creative and to add value. However, as we plow through CVs and resumes we find applicants who expect a course to be laid out, or a lab to be already established. That’s never the case with a start up. There are so many uncertainties and variables that can lead to failure or bankruptcy. Therefore, finding a postdoc who understands this and can navigate these obstacles is critical.

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Want to negotiate better? Develop a big fish little pond mindset.

Published on February 1, 2016

More than 50% of students drop out of STEM programs due to the intense ranking systems. Academic careers are marred by this effect and increasingly hold people in this mindset to feel inadequate until they’ve proven themselves. Most often this train of thought can extend well into their future career.

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4 Traits That Define A Star Technical Research Assistant.

Published on October 5, 2015

Aside from the technical skill sets seasoned or novice research assistants can possess, they have 4 traits which can contribute to their work behaviors; motivation, mindset, perspective, and feelings. These dynamic traits can determine the productivity of your lab’s early success.

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How to get an academic position without applying.

Published on March 16, 2015

“I applied to a dozen academic positions, without any luck,” said Jon, an aspiring P.I….

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LEADING LIFE SCIENCE – Bridging different disciplines is where some of the more interesting work gets done.

Published on March 6, 2015

Are you in industry and would like to return to academia? We have a treat…

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Leading Life Science – Focusing on some of the details…makes the lab stronger.

Published on February 19, 2015

If you’re wondering what it takes to train and to mentor young talented researchers, you’ll…

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The Importance of Understanding Motivational Differences For Technicians

Published on January 26, 2015

Most science gets done by a few, motivated individuals. As a junior principal investigator, it’s your…

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How to Avoid Costly Mis-Hires

Published on January 19, 2015

“But I had a good feeling about that hire!” I’ve heard that as I was…

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How to start all over…starting out at a new institute. Part 2

Published on August 4, 2014

Part 2 So, starting over is a difficult thing for anyone to do.  The one…

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3 Key Strategies to Hire The Best Technical Research Assistant

Published on March 13, 2014

Technical research assistants aren’t mindless protocol droids repeating experiments for you. They’re highly motivated and…

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