Free resources for early career scientists – awesome!
I was preparing for a networking seminar, so I decided to use my own professional network to prepare for the seminar (tricky, huh?). Anyway, while speaking with Julian Lum, Ph.D. he mentioned two great resources aimed at post-docs and early career scientists. These two books can be downloaded for free (for non-commercial use) from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
I highly recommend reading these long BEFORE you start looking for a job in academia and long before you are ready to start you own lab. You’ll need to be doing things NOW in preparation for when you do have your own lab. Read the books to learn more!
Here are links to each of the books:
MAKING THE RIGHT MOVES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO
SCIENTIFIC MANAGEMENT FOR POSTDOCS AND NEW FACULTY, SECOND EDITION
Based on courses held in 2002 and 2005 by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and HHMI, this book is a collection of practical advice and experiences from seasoned biomedical investigators.
TRAINING SCIENTISTS TO MAKE THE RIGHT MOVES
These publications can help universities and professional societies develop programs in scientific management.
If you have found these helpful or you know of other helpful resources let us know in the comments!