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Resources for Early-Career Scientists

November 24, 2014

Based on a workshop series sponsored by Burroughs Wellcome and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, “Making the Right Moves: a Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty,” 2nd edition, is available to be downloaded free of charge at  The entire book may be downloaded or users may opt to download only individual chapters.  Contents are as follows:

  • Obtaining & Negotiating a Faculty Position
  • Understanding University Structure & Planning for Tenure
  • Laboratory Leadership in Science
  • Staffing Your Laboratory
  • Monitoring and Being Monitored
  • Time Management
  • Project Management
  • Data Management & Laboratory Notebooks
  • Getting Funded
  • Getting Published & Increasing Your Visibility
  • Understanding Technology Transfer
  • Setting Up Collaborations
  • Teaching & Course Design