How To Be an Academic Leader and Maintain Time For Yourself

Susan Dyer

Seventh grade English class and your assignment is to write a one pager about what you want to be when you grow up. Hmmm…sports writer, teacher, astronaut, video game …

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Up Your Academic Gift Game - Your Worker Bees Will LOVE This

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Ho, ho, holy cow…it’s the most stressful time of the year. The one where you look at people in your group, realize that they are 20 years younger than …

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Summer Reading: What's Popular in the Edge Library

The Edge for Scholars

Here's what's been flying off the shelves of our "analog library" of career development books.

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Myers Briggs Made Useful: Academic Edition

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Ask someone if they would take a personality test and they may first think of strange inkblots and probing questions about their childhood. Today’s personality tests move far beyond …

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Shields Up: Being A Science Leader in Tough Times

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

It's a new week in unbelievably challenging times. Labs need to work and papers need to be published. Finding importance in pipetting and grant writing is a struggle.

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Change Your Default Meeting Time

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I’d like to make a modest proposal. We should stop scheduling meetings with zero time to go from one meeting to the next. Does this describe your life? You …

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Safer Labs for Thea and Sheri: You Need a Lab Safety Reality Check

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Eakins-Coward (left) and Sangji (right) A recent explosion at the University of Hawaii science lab resulted in a 29-year-old visiting postdoctoral fellow losing her arm. Thea Eakins-Coward was working with …

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So You Want to Be a Leader

Rebecca Helton, MA

“I could run this place better!” We’ve all said it about something. But what if you really could?

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Building Your First Lab: Tips, Success Stories, and How to Build Your Own Team

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Running a lab is the ultimate goal for many early-career scientists, but building a lab that will eventually produce research is often a difficult process. Laboratories come with a host …

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Top Tips and Tutorials to Become an Outlook Aficionado

Angelica Soto

Your online interactions are an extension of who you are in person. Rock your inbox and wow your colleagues with these edgy email tips: Recalling an Email Did you click …

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