Looking out for your team – Part 1: Lab culture

The pandemic was, obviously a challenging time. But I was in a pretty good place overall with secure employment that wasn't going anywhere, and the resources to work from home pretty easily. So my worries were largely existential which, looking back, makes me one of the incredibly lucky ones. The PhD students and interns in … Continue reading Looking out for your team – Part 1: Lab culture

Do you really want to be a university academic?

The majority of trainees who are undertaking a PhD (at least in the life sciences) do so assuming they will one day become a permanent member of academic staff, like their supervisor before them. If they receive good training/advice over the course of their studies, trainees will grow to realise just how unlikely that prospect … Continue reading Do you really want to be a university academic?