Starting Up Your New Lab

Meghan Reusch

Congratulations! If you are reading this, it means that you are either a newly minted assistant professor, or well on your way towards becoming one. Running your lab is an exciting venture, filled with success, discovery, and the opportunity to pursue novel research of your own. With such excitement also comes great responsibility, in tasks such as mentoring graduate students, helping post-docs find jobs, publishing a steady stream of research, and not least, securing tenure at your university or research institute. Additionally, you have to navigate the logistics of managing startup funding, ordering supplies and setting up a functional lab, while taking care of personal tasks as well, such as moving and planning courses.
> This may sound overwhelming and stressful, to the point of impeding productivity, but it doesn’t have to be! We at Labguru believe lab productivity and researcher happiness boils down to three major things: planning, organization, and implementation. We have put together a thorough checklist to be your framework as you transition into your new laboratory. We will guide you through it during this webinar.