Developing a Thriving Research Program
As you begin an academic career in the geosciences, you may face many new challenges, including (probably) getting your own research program up and running. This involves many components, addressed on the pages below.
Jump down to Planning Your Research Program * Funding Your Research * Collaborating With Students * Setting Up Your Lab and Obtaining Equipment * Carving Out Time * Publishing Your Work: Strategies for Moving Forward
- Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty is a book about managing your research program. Click on the title to see the table of contents; you can then download it, if you're interested, in whole or in part.
- For a down-to-earth guide to setting up and managing your new lab, read At The Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, by Kathy Barker.
- Career Trends: Running Your Lab is a free booklet, available from Science Careers when you set up a free account (the link above will direct you to do so). It includes advice on managing people, time, projects, and budgets.
- The EarthCube Early Career group is an online community "where graduate students, post docs, young professors and other young researchers can exchange experiences and ideas."