How we negotiated from a $1m to a $3m start up award.

  First, sorry for not being in touch. I know. It’s been awhile. We’ve been quite busy working on some up-coming new material. It’s going to make science so much easier to manage. (I’ll come back to this topic at another post.) For now, I’m here to talk...
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...
5 Ways to ask for Help [when running a lab].

5 Ways to ask for Help [when running a lab].

Do you need help? Do you know how to ask for help? I just got back from setting up another young PI. I could easily see that he was feeling a little overwhelmed. It’s not easy to start a lab. There’s so much to do. One of his major issues was trying to do all the work...