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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3 top research administrators who manage to make science easier.

Published on August 17, 2015

“Secretary, or Administrative Assistant? What’s the difference what I call you?.” A young junior investigator…

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Current news on the future of academic careers worrying you?

Published on June 1, 2015

The solutions is to focus on core scientific objectives. This helps to filter out the negative noises, that would otherwise, cloud judgement and careful planning. This is why having a clear outline or budget, before looking for faculty positions, can help to understand how to manage career obstacles.

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How we negotiated from a $1m to a $3m start up award.

Published on May 25, 2015

There’s many ways to negotiate that can be either adversarial or cooperative. However, within a community that has a natural shared value of new scientific discoveries, those conversations can be more enjoyable rather than dreadful.

Have you negotiated your start up award already? How did that conversation go? Share your story with the rest of us.Leave a comment below.

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Leading Life Science – Stories are the Flintstone vitamins for knowledge.

Published on April 2, 2015

Hello everyone, this is a special episode that features yours truly the host. I am…

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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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Delegate goals, not tasks, in order to get things done.

Published on February 16, 2015

Do you need help? Delegate. In our last post we talked about some ways to…

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Leading Life Science – See something that no one ever sees.

Published on February 12, 2015

If you’re looking to take your research from bench to business, and you love the…

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How to manage departmental lab politics

Published on August 11, 2014

A young junior investigator, Xiaoming, just missed out on some choice internal training awards that…

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