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

There’s many ways to negotiate that can be either adversarial or cooperative. However, within a community that has a natural shared value of new scientific discoveries, those conversations can be more enjoyable rather than dreadful.

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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...