Stanford University
Postdoctoral Scholars

Scientific Management Series (SMS) for Postdocs
Topics in Scientific Management (INDE230)


This winter quarter course aims to introduce postdocs to laboratory or research management skills that are critical to launch productive independent careers in academic and other settings. This series discusses some of the most critical aspects in effectively directing and managing a research lab.  The series draws on a number of senior faculty and other prominent experts who draw on their own journey managing a research enterprise.  SMS hopes to offer their perspective.  The series is intended to complement the HHMI/BWF book, Making the Right Moves – A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty.

Winter Quarter: Academic Year 2013-2014

The book for the SMS series is available for pick-up at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs or online (free) at http://www.hhmi.org/educational-materials/lab-management/for-early-career-scientists.

January 9

Getting Funding and How to Write a Grant, John Boothroyd, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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January 16

Starting Up your Lab, Joseph Puglisi, Professor, Structural Biology

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January 23

Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position, John Boothroyd, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

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January 30

Getting Published, Virginia Walbot, Professor, Biology

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February 13

Mentoring for Academic Science and Beyond, Sofie Kleppner, Assistant Dean for Postdoctoral Affairs

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February 20

Taking a scientific approach to teaching science, Carl Weiman, Professor, Department of Physics and the Graduate School of Education

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March 6

Negotiation Skills I, Jessica Notini, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

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March 20

Negotiation Skills II, Jessica Notini, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

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April 3

Understanding Technology Transfers, Kathy Ku, Director, Office of Technology Licensing (OTL)

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May 22

Current Issues in Research Ethics, Al Lane, Professor of Dermatology and of Pediatrics

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