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Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists
Resources for the Development of Early-Career Scientists

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.

Advice from former HHMI President and Nobel laureate Thomas R. Cech on obtaining a faculty position and achieving tenure, leading a research team, mentoring students, balancing research and teaching, and more.

Complete Books Available for Download 

You can download the full text of three of our books—Entering MentoringMaking the Right Moves, and Training Scientistsas well as the popular addendum, Writing a Letter of Recommendation.

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You may use, copy, or distribute Making the Right Moves, Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves, and the video “Starting a Research Group in 1978: Are the Lessons Still Relevant?,” and any excerpts provided that use is for noncommercial educational purposes. Requests beyond that scope should be directed to labmgmt@hhmi.org.