What 3 traits do top team members possess? Beliefs.

Published on March 14, 2016

It becomes difficult to teach and train fixed mindset candidates. They can believe that their skills are inherent, or are they’re born with them. These types of mindsets are belief systems that cannot be changed extrinsically through punishment or rewards. It has to come from within. However, it can be cultivated, if you know what to listen for.

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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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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 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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Stop Being Selfish…during negotiations.

Published on March 9, 2015

“Damien, you’re selfish!” said my old mentor. “For what?!” I was shocked. “You’re afraid to…

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Leading Life Science – Show yourself as a person, not just as a scientist.

Published on February 26, 2015

If you’re wondering what it takes to go from a career in academia to a career…

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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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