No matter what stage you’re at in your life science career, you can always benefit from the guidance of a trusted mentor. In this great new life science guide, we share valuable advice for those hoping to become mentors, as well as those looking for the right person to help them unlock the potential of their life science career.
Posts tagged 'mentors'
An effective mentor-mentee relationship takes time, commitment, and mutual respect. It can pull down barriers for underrepresented minorities, and can be the make or break of a scientist’s career trajectory. In this guest blog, experienced mentor Dr Enitome Bafor shares her thoughts on creating and cultivating a strong and successful relationship with your mentor.
Guidance from a good mentor is vital for any life scientist, whether you are starting out in grad school or taking your next steps as a promising postdoc. In this guest blog, Ksenia Kastanenka of Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School shares insightful thoughts on the importance of mentoring at postdoc level.
The mentor-mentee relationship is one of the most important relationships in science, but it takes honesty, compatibility and effective communication to make it work. Professor Stuart Maudsley of the University of Antwerp has mentored students from all walks of life, and shares 12 key pieces of advice to help you get the most from your mentors.
With the right planning and preparation, a lab intern can be a truly valuable asset. Here, Joris Van Meenen from the University of Antwerp shares his practical tips on how you can get the most from your intern, whilst ensuring that both your new recruit and the lab reap the rewards!
Many of us are asked to mentor someone in the lab - but do you know what's involved, and do you have the right skills? Read this article, by our fabulous guest blogger Dr Maria Velasco - she shares her experience on the value of mentoring, together with some top tips for first timers...
Why are mentors important for scientists? What makes a great one? Read this illuminating article by our inspiring guest blogger Stuart Maudsley, Group Leader of the Translational Neurobiology Group and Adjunct Department Director of the VIB Center for Molecular Neurology at the University of Antwerp.