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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How to Keep Your Trainee Tables So Your Grants Manager Will Love You

Rebecca Helton

The minute you have a trainee, even an undergrad, start tracking these things. Training grant directors and staff will love it if you do it this way.

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Watch Words: Go Slow

The Edge for Scholars

Go slow was the theme of a recent visit by Janice L. Gabrilove, MD. Take the more deliberate route, even when others seem to be whizzing by. Stay focused on your goals and get the training you need to accomplish them.

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Seeing the Dark Side of #Worksmarter

Motivated Mentor

We cannot trap our staff and faculty in over commitment on a burnout treadmill and imply blame that they are not smart enough to do their work properly. Work smarter is starting to leave a bitter taste.

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Advice for My Graduating Students

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

Last week one of my graduate students returned to the lab nest after seven long years away. I loved this student. I missed him when he left. He was kind …

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Speed Mentoring: Seven Steps to a Successful Session

The Edge for Scholars

Speed mentoring is a riff on speed dating that allows trainees & early career faculty to meet multiple mentors in a short time. We share all the details needed to host your own speed mentoring.

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Academic Reads: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

New York Times best selling author Mark Manson has some helpful advice for young academics. Brace yourself for a hilarious and swear ridden read about how to prioritize your life.

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Conversion of a Social Media Skeptic

Katherine Hartmann, MD, PhD

Information is being propagated in important ways in online forums and social media. Sharing experiences and advice can enrich us all.

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Glam Journals Whiff Again with More Bad Mentoring and Career Advice

Fighty Squirrel, PhD, Awe.Some.

[View the story "Glam Journals Whiff Again: Nature Shares Advice from Neglectful Mentor" on Storify]

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Why We’ve Got it Good

Director of Toughness, Academic Survivor

From the Director of Toughness: Challenging, competitive career progression is the norm in highly-educated professions. We've got it good.

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