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Academic Career Trajectories

In category: Careers in Academia

This winter quarter course introduces postdocs to skills needed to launch productive independent careers in academic and other settings. Senior faculty and other prominent experts draw on their own journey managing a research enterprise to present critical skills for effectively directing and managing a research lab. This series replaces the Scientific Management Series (SMS), and complements the HHMI/BWF book, Making the Right Moves – A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Content from past years' SMS workshops can be accessed via the links below.

  • Obtaining and Negotiating a Faculty Position | February 21, 2024  [Recording] [Slides]
  • Starting Up your Lab | March 6, 2024  [Recording] [Slides]
  • Getting Funding and How to Write a Grant | March 13, 2024  [Recording] [Slides]
  • The Art of Negotiation | March 20, 2024  [Recording] [Slides]

Past SMS Lectures -- 2023/2020/2019/2018/2017 Videos & Slide decks:

  • Videos from 2023 lectures can be viewed here -- starting January 2023 (requires SUNet login).
  • Slide decks from 2023 lectures can be viewed here -- Starting January 2023 (must be logged in to google drive with your Stanford email address to access this link)
  • Videos from 2020 SMS lecture can be viewed here -- starting January 2020 (requires SUNet login).
  • Slide decks from 2020 SMS lectures can be viewed here --Starting January 2020 (login to your Stanford Box/Medicine Box account before clicking this link for best results; it may require clicking this link again after logging into your Box account to access the folder).
  • Videos from 2019 SMS lectures can be viewed here (requires SUNet login).
  • Slide decks from 2019 SMS lectures can be viewed here (login to your Stanford Box/Medicine Box account before clicking this link for best results; it may require clicking this link again after logging into your Box account to access the folder).
  • Videos from 2018 SMS lectures can be viewed here (requires SUNet login).
  • Slide decks from 2018 SMS lectures can be viewed here (login to your Stanford Box/Medicine Box account before clicking this link for best results; it may require clicking this link again after logging into your Box account to access the folder). 
  • Videos from 2017 SMS lectures can be viewed here (requires SUNet login).

Past Events

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 09:30
Thursday, February 6, 2020 - 12:00
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:00
Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 12:00
Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 12:00
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 09:00
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 09:00