TSRI jointly organizes an annual Academic Leadership Symposium (ALS) at Scripps California and Scripps Florida. In California, the symposium is organized in conjunction with The Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Sanford-Burnham Biomedical Research Institute, and the University of California San Diego. In Florida, the symposium is organized in conjuction with Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, and Florida Atlantic University Division of Research.
For more information of the (ALS), please refer to the articles below.
Register for upcoming symposia:
Florida: 15-16 March
Barker, Kathy. At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2005.
Barker, Kathy. At the Helm: Leading Your Laboratory, 2nd Edition. Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2010.
Bloomfield, Victor A. and Esam E. El-Fakahany. The Chicago Guide to Your Career in Science: A Toolkit for Students and Postdocs. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Boice, Robert. Advice for New Faculty Members: Nihil Nimus. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon, 2000.
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Formo, Dawn M., and Cheryl Reed. Job Search in Academe. Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing, 1999.
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Individual Development Plans The Career & Postdoctoral Services Office offers a career planning tool that helps to identify scholars' professional development needs and career objectives. While not required, it is strongly recommended that all TSRI postdocs review the IDP template and establish their own development plans to track progress and facilitate discussion with their advisors.
AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors is intended to initiate discussions at the local and national levels abut the postdoctoral appointee-mentor relationship.
Effective Lab Skills: Managing People, Projects, and Money is an archived webinar offered by ScienceCareers.org.
Mentoring Resources for Graduate Students and Faculty from the University of Washington
Women in Science Project at Dartmouth College includes electronic mentoring information
COACh Committe on the Advancement of Women Chemists
Committee on Women in Science and Engineering from the National Research Council and National Science Foundation
Adviser, Teacher, Role Model, Friend is an excellent resource from the National Academy of Sciences, especially the section "The Mentor as Career Adviser"