Dear Labby

Negotiating for the Long Term

March 29, 2017
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Dear Labby, I am in the admittedly enviable position of negotiating the terms of my first academic faculty position. My…

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Beyond Tenure: The Path to Professorship

February 7, 2017

Dear Labby, I know that your usual queries come from those establishing careers and dealing with many issues in and…

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Constraints on Teaching

November 7, 2016

Dear Labby, I am a postdoc and I recently signed up to teach an undergraduate seminar course in my department.…

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Vacation—When and How Much?

October 3, 2016

Dear Labby, I am a second-year graduate student and get on very well with my PI. We are very excited,…

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Negotiating Your Salary and Start-up Package

September 2, 2016

Dear Labby, I have been offered an assistant professorship in a first-rate biomedical center and am very excited. The stimulating…

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Lab Language

July 6, 2016

Dear Labby, I’m an assistant professor going into my third year at a U.S. university. I recently received the comments…

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Whose Data Go Where?

June 7, 2016

Dear Labby, I am a fourth-year graduate student and have just done the most difficult and exciting experiment of my…

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A Case of Sexual Harassment in the Lab

May 3, 2016

Dear Labby, I have a sensitive issue: My friend told me today that she has had to fend off both…

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Resisting Intimidation

April 4, 2016

Dear Labby, I’m a graduate student in the second year of my PhD in Virology. My research is going great,…

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Graduate Now or Later?

February 16, 2016

Dear Labby, I am entering my sixth year as a graduate student in a PhD program at a top medical…

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