Jotting down some great links from a workshop on starting your own lab!
HMS faculty handbook: https://fa.hms.harvard.edu/files/hmsofa/files/fom_handbook_current_issue.dec2020v.pdf
New PI slack: https://newpislack.wordpress.com/
Lab compacts (example of setting lab expectations): http://vosshall.rockefeller.edu/assets/file/Vosshall%20Mentoring%20Compact%202017.pdf
Practical guide to scientific management for postdocs and PIs : https://www.hhmi.org/science-education/programs/making-right-moves
Career development tips:
- Deal with rejection graciously
- Climb from where you fall
- Don’t worry if you paper gets rejected and don’t worry if your paper doesn’t get in a particular journal, if your work is significant enough, it will shine no matter where it is.
- Three key elements for academic career success: publications, grants and a supportive network who will advocate for you
- Use Pubmed to get alerts on latest papers published on your keywords. Keep up to date with literature via Twitter
- Get many people to read over your proposal. Start your first draft as early as possible
- Take baby steps towards your goal
- Respond to emails asap