Below are some links that may be useful to young researchers.
Duane Bailey: Open letter to research students
Written for computer science students, but includes insights applicable to other fields.
Brianna Blaser (editor): Step by step: your career from
undergrad to postdoc
A booklet compiling recent career-related articles from ScienceCareers.org. Free to anyone with an account at ScienceCareers.org (which is also
Greg Crowther: Advice to a young
A blog entry with comments from others.
Development of enzyme activity assays for high-throughput screening (HTS)
A Microsoft Word file.
Greg Crowther: Lab guide
for new undergraduate researchers
Another Microsoft Word file, created specifically for new students who are working with me. Includes sections on
"Possible benefits of working in our lab" and "Lab notebook guidelines."
Greg Crowther: Troubleshooting
Yet another Microsoft Word file.
of Research Integrity: The Lab
A cool "choose your own adventure"-style movie about research misconduct and mentoring issues.
Steve Stearns and Ray Huey: Some modest advice for graduate students
A now-famous pair of talks originally given on a whim at a UC-Berkeley "Ecolunch" and later published in the Bulletin of the
Ecological Society of America.
UW Environmental Health & Safety: Online training courses
The courses required for working our lab are: Biosafety Training; Fume Hoods; General Asbestos Awareness; and Managing Laboratory Chemicals.