Stop Being Selfish…during negotiations.

“Damien, you’re selfish!” said my old mentor. “For what?!” I was shocked. “You’re afraid to help the neighboring lab because what they might think of you? That’s selfish!” That was an eye opener. I was more focused on how I felt rather than focusing on how I could...
Start up budgets aren’t about the money

Start up budgets aren’t about the money

Planning a budget isn’t easy. Are you about to start your own lab? Are you in the middle of budget hell, anxious about presenting to a grant committee? Most postdocs and junior investigators I speak to believe they need to start out by knowing how much money they...
Webinar on how to start up a lab.

Webinar on how to start up a lab.

So in an attempt to reach a broader audience of young great independent scientists, I’m taking to the online webinar medium. I’ve been putting on seminars to help promote better management strategies for new and established academic researchers. While this...