by Damien | Feb 22, 2016 | EDC Blog, Management
A talented postdoc should be able to add their own unique perspective to the research, and they should see their role as an opportunity to be creative and to add value. However, as we plow through CVs and resumes we find applicants who expect a course to be laid out, or a lab to be already established. That’s never the case with a start up. There are so many uncertainties and variables that can lead to failure or bankruptcy. Therefore, finding a postdoc who understands this and can navigate these obstacles is critical.
by Damien | Feb 1, 2016 | EDC Blog
More than 50% of students drop out of STEM programs due to the intense ranking systems. Academic careers are marred by this effect and increasingly hold people in this mindset to feel inadequate until they’ve proven themselves. Most often this train of thought can extend well into their future career.
by Damien | Oct 5, 2015 | EDC Blog
Aside from the technical skill sets seasoned or novice research assistants can possess, they have 4 traits which can contribute to their work behaviors; motivation, mindset, perspective, and feelings. These dynamic traits can determine the productivity of your lab’s early success.
by Damien | Mar 16, 2015 | EDC Blog, Management“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...
by Damien | Mar 6, 2015 | EDC Blog, Leading Life Science Radio ShowAre you in industry and would like to return to academia? We have a treat for you this week. In our last show we featured Colin White, who helps academics to successfully transition into industry. However, our guest, this episode, has managed to transition from...