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How to Have a Successful Postdoc Experience & Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor

On October 4, 2010, we held two events at the Harvard Medical School: Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor and How to Have a Successful Postdoc Experience.

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Event Summary

Managing Your Relationship with Your Supervisor

In this presentation, we presented strategies for grad students and postdocs to use in order to best manage their relationships with their supervisors. This included advice on choosing a postdoc position, establishing goals and expectations with your adviser, day-to-day communication techniques, and what to do when problems arise. The session concluded with a discussion of case studies based on questions posted on the Science Careers Forum.

How to Have a Successful Postdoc Experience

A career in science involves more than just research skills. In addition to research, successful scientists might manage a lab, develop a network of colleagues, and write successful grants all while maintaining a healthy work/life balance. During this workshop, we discussed how to make the most of your postdoc experience to prepare for the next stage of your career. Among other things, the workshop addressed setting goals and expectations for your postdoc, ways to build professional relationships, and developing skills for your future career.

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