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Presented at ISMB 2012 Long Beach CA on July 17, 2012 as part of the Postdoc to PI Workshop.

Presented at ISMB 2012 Long Beach CA on July 17, 2012 as part of the Postdoc to PI Workshop.

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  • Hiring and Supervising Philip E. Bourne University of California San Diego pbourne@ucsd.edu ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 1 Principal Investigator
  • Shameless Plug• PLoS Comp. Biol. Ten Simple Rules Series ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 2 Principal Investigator
  • Ten Simple Rules for Hiring Someone 1/21. Be respectful2. Look for something out of the ordinary3. Yet do not ignore the ordinary – What have they published – What lab have they come from – Do they have their own funding – What skill sets do they have that match what you need ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 3 Principal Investigator View slide
  • Ten Simple Rules for Hiring Someone 2/24. Do not hire sight unseen5. What do others in the laboratory think?6. Hire based on work habits that match the laboratory7. Beware the start date8. References are always good, but how good?9. Talk to the references10.Beware the bureaucracy ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 4 Principal Investigator View slide
  • Ten Simple Rules for Supervising 1/21. How to supervise may be genetic and not nurtured2. Supervision needs to be individualized as much as possible3. Supervisors should enable not disable4. All those being supervised should be treated equally5. Identify strengths and weaknesses and play to the strengths while working on the weaknesses ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 5 Principal Investigator
  • Ten Simple Rules for Supervising 2/25. Do not let bad situations fester6. Read at least one book on management – recommendation Good to Great by Jim Collins7. Take it as your responsibility to find the person being supervised their next position8. Know when to let go9. Do not make promises you cant keep10.Treat those being supervised as you treat yourself ISMB Workshop P2P - From Postdoc to7/17/12 6 Principal Investigator