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 2015-2016 *

The book for the SMS series is available for pick-up at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (please see Scott Reiff in MSOB, First Floor, x1c24) or online (free) at http://www.hhmi.org/programs/resources-early-career-scientist-development/making-right-moves.

* Videos and slides from 2016 SMS lectures can be viewed here (SUNet ID required).

 

January 14

Taking a Scientific Approach to Teaching Science

Carl Wieman, Professor, Physics and Education

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: here

January 21

Getting Funding and How to Write a Grant

John Boothroyd, Professor, Microbioligy & Immunology

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: here

January 28

Understanding Technology Tranfsers

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

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: here

February 4

Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position

John Boothroyd, Professor, Microbiology & Immunology

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: here

February 11

Getting Published

Virginia Walbot, Professor, Biology

Time: 5:00-6:30pm;

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

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February 18

Starting Up Your Lab

Joseph Puglisi, Professor, Structural Biology

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

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February 25

Negotiation Skills I

Jessica Notini, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

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March 3

Negotiation Skills II

Jessica Notini, Lecturer in Law, Stanford Law School

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

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March 10

Mentoring for Academic Science and Beyond

Sofie Kleppner, Assistant Dean, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: here

March 17

TBA

TBA

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK101/102

REGISTER: tba

March 24

TBA

TBA

Time: 5:00-6:30pm

Location: LKSC, Room LK130

REGISTER: tba

If you would like to review the presentations provided by each guest lecturer, please click HERE.
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