How can you find good help? Sell yourself.

“I can’t find a decent postdoc to work in my lab. Most of the applicants perform more like technicians. Do I have to design their experiments for them too?!” Jerry, a young junior investigator, was sharing with me his frustrations with the lack of talented postdocs....
4 Traits That Define A Star Technical Research Assistant.

4 Traits That Define A Star Technical Research Assistant.

“Where are you going?” Beckons a new junior P.I., to his tech as she’s walking out the door. With not even a thought to why he was asking, she replies, “It’s 4:30! It’s quitting time. I’m done.” A puzzled looked overcame him. “Ummm…You’re just going to leave the...
How to get an academic position without applying.

How to get an academic position without applying.

“I applied to a dozen academic positions, without any luck,” said Jon, an aspiring P.I. “Time to go on tour,” I said. I hear this all of the time from postdocs who apply to academic postings. If they don’t get an interview, they usually say they’ll just wait till the...