As a trainee in science, one of the most important areas on which to get feedback is on your research plan. (Here we mean your overall project plan, not the to-do list for the next couple of weeks of lab work.) No matter where you are in your project–just starting to design a research question, or already years into your project–getting constructive criticism from your mentor on your direction, approach, and expected outcomes can make the difference between making progress and complete stagnation. But, it’s not always easy to have these conversations. For example, you might need to focus on what is not working, or you might need to ask for additional resources. In this Q&A panelists will discuss ways to make this conversation with your mentor about your research plan as productive as possible.
WHEN: June 26, 2017
TIME: 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT
This live Q&A is part of the iBiology Courses “Planning Your Scientific Journey” course, but anyone, not just course participants, are welcome to attend the Q&A. You can also join the conversation on Twitter with the hashtag #iBioCourses.
Cynthia Fuhrmann is Assistant Dean of Career and Professional Development and Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at University of Massachusetts Medical School. She founded and directs the Center for Biomedical Career Development, dedicated to taking a scholarly approach to enhancing the professional development of scientists. Prior to transitioning to UMass Medical School, Fuhrmann… Continue Reading
Rick McGee is currently the Associate Dean for Professional Development at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, where he is responsible for assisting the transition of junior faculty as they initiate their independent research careers. Prior to joining Northwestern, his career gradually evolved from being a traditional faculty laboratory scientist to one of leading and… Continue Reading