A personal view – Dana Galili

Dana Galili

Dana Galili joined hfp as a trainee in 2018. She studied biology and psychology for a B.Sc and then neurobiology for an M.Sc. and a Ph.D. Currently, she works as a postdoctoral scientist in Cambridge, doing research on the neuronal basis of social behaviour in drosophila flies. Dana, you are currently a trainee trainer at […]

How to get fruitful feedback

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Feedback is an essential element of mentorship or, for the record, leadership. Without feedback, mentees, junior scientists, and staff alike will most likely get the advice or the instructions from you as their mentor and/or PI might think they need. But you will never know whether what they get will support them as good as […]

Better be kind…?

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Is there a shift in science culture, and do we even need one? Nature recently reported on the first “Kindness in Science” Workshop, which was held at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, in December 2017. The initiators, the Kindness in Science Committee, are striving for a New Zealand based, yet globally scaling approach towards […]

Nature careers feature: How to (better) lead a lab

Sue Hewitt

Being promoted to PI very often means that young scientists have to face challenges like lab and staff/student management, budgeting, and other administrative tasks for the very first time, or at least, for the very first time entirely on their own. On top of that, not only are they responsible for advancing their own career, […]

Interview with Sašo Kočevar at Naturejobs (podcast)

Saso Kocevar

The December issue of the monthly Naturejobs podcast was dedicated to the impact of high quality mentoring in research. Sašo Kočevar, director of hfp consulting, was requested to give a brief survey of the basics of leadership in science in the first of the feature’s interviews. Mentoring has long since been a major issue to […]