For junior faculty members and staff, hiring other researchers is an important way to boost career success. But without management training, it’s a guessing game.
For young scientists, hiring the first postdoc or lab tech is critical but daunting. In an article entitled “Ready, Set, Hire” in this week’s edition of Nature, I explore some of the issues around hiring, proven ways to deal with them, strategies to manage a research team. There are also links to free training in scientific management.