Don't Miss the Deal Breakers: Nine Questions for New Lab Staff Hires

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Hooray! You’ve set up a lab. You have a scale and everything. Now the applicants are pounding down your door looking forward to helping you get the Nobel Prize. …

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How to Interview the Hell Out of Academic Job Candidates

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

One of my favorite parts of being a faculty member is interviewing students, fellows and future faculty members. For reasons that elude my tiny Fighty Squirrel brain, folks think if …

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Productivity Tip #3: Hire Undergrads (And Save Yourself Some Time)

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Undergrads have a rough reputation as lab assistants. But I have had 10 success stories for every one ‘oh my’ story by simply giving them more manageable jobs. I have seen …

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