2020 Dates: Live-stream, online training June 25-26, 2020; 9:00am-4:30pm EDT
This two-day intensive crash course integrates the principle skills that future and new PIs did not develop during their post-doctoral training, but will be necessary to survive as a new Lab leader and manager. Whether you are a doctoral student, postdoc, new PI, or looking to start your own lab, as a lab leader you will immediately be confronted on daily basis by a variety of situations that you must be prepared to handle. This crash course will provide you the tools you need to start your lab on the right foot.
Led by a team of experienced leaders and scientists in the field of environmental sciences, epigenetics, genomics, epidemiology, immunology, neuroscience and bioinformatics, this workshop will integrate lectures with hands-on sessions to put eight key “survival skills” into practice: Negotiating, Staffing, Leading, Mentoring, Managing People, Managing time, Managing projects, and Networking. Emphasis will be given to leadership styles, leadership vision, self-awareness, successful delegation, responsibility, problem solving, adaptability, communication techniques, goal setting, and strategizing. The Crash Course will conclude with a panel discussion with successful PIs at different stages of their careers, ranging from Assistant Professors to Department Chairs.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be familiar with the following topics:
-Negotiation skills for a new position/promotion/collaboration/publication
-Staffing skills for job posts/candidate screening/interviews/hiring
-Leadership and mentoring skills in the Lab
-People management: day-to-day/conflict resolution/misconduct/promotions/layoffs
-Time management: balancing research, teaching, service/when & how to say No
-Project management: planning/tracking progress/meeting deadlines/introduction to management software
-Network creation and maintenance: mentors/collaborators/supporters
-Real-life lab leader success stories and best tips from early-stage and experienced investigators
Senior post-doctoral students and associate research scientists about to start their independent position search are particularly welcome to attend, and we strongly encourage new and recent PIs to participate as it is never too late to get an overview of the survival skills that you will need throughout your career.
There are no prerequisites to attend the New PI Crash Course.
Andrea Baccarelli, MD, MPH, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Tuuli Lappalainen, PhD, New York Genome Center
Ana Navas-Acien, MD, MPH, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Diane Re, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Brandon Pearson, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Matthew Perzanowski, PhD, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
Robert Wright, MD, MPH, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Panelists separate from this list of instructors.
Training scholarships are available for the PI Crash Course.