Beginning scientists face a variety of challenges in launching their careers. These publications can help new investigators “make the right moves” and assist those who take on the important task of providing early-career researchers with scientific management training.
Complete Books Available for Download
You can download the full text of three of our books—Entering Mentoring, Making the Right Moves, and Training Scientists—as well as the popular addendum, Writing a Letter of Recommendation.
- Entering Mentoring: A Seminar to Train a New Generation of Scientists (complete book PDF)
Materials dedicated to improving the mentoring skills of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who may become science faculty.
- Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty, Second Edition (complete book PDF)
Management guidance for new investigators preparing to launch independent research laboratories.
- Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management (complete book PDF)
Planning resources for training first-time laboratory heads.
- Writing a Letter of Recommendation (PDF)
Guidance for writing letters of recommendation pertaining to scholarly work.
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