Beyond The Bench

Beyond The Bench: The Business of Running a Lab

This mini-course was designed for trainees who are interested in the academic path to address some of the most pressing concerns that postdocs face as they consider the practical aspects of starting their own lab. Each of the four 1.5 hour sessions is a moderated panel discussion, structured around four primary topics:

  1. Time management for the new PI
  2. Negotiating, budgeting, and spending your start-up
  3. Getting your first grant
  4. Hiring, firing, mentoring, and lab management

Faculty panelists are selected to reflect multiple disciplines and sizes of labs; sessions are moderated by an administrator. Course participants are welcomed to submit questions before the class begins. After 30 minutes of moderated conversation, the floor is opened to Q&A.

Duration: Four 1.5-hour panel discussions
Institution: University of Chicago

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