At the Bench: A Laboratory Navigator
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 1998
The first third of this book contains practical suggestions that are geared to the neophyte in the laboratory, but can also serve as valuable reminders to those who are planning their own laboratories. One chapter is devoted to oral and written presentations. The final two thirds of the book describes in detail how to carry out specific laboratory procedures.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: QY 25 B255a 1998 / ISBN: 0879695234
At the Helm: A Laboratory Navigator
Cold Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 2002
Running a laboratory requires the use of skills which are not often emphasized in graduate or postdoctoral training. Time management, hiring and retaining lab personnel, development of lab policies, communication, and group dynamics are among the issues confronting new principal investigators. Although "perfect" solutions to these issues are not identified, the approaches used in a variety of laboratories are described.
Todd Wehr Library Call #: W 23 B255a 2002 / ISBN: 0879695838
Lab Dynamics: Management Skills for Scientists
Carl M. Cohen and Suzanne L. Cohen Cold
Spring Harbor, NY: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press 2005
This is a useful book on a topic that needs more attention during graduate school and postdoctoral training. Its strong suit is personnel management, including advice on managing scientists, dealing with your boss, and working with peers. The book begins with the premise that effectively managing research teams requires an understanding of personality types including your own.
Todd Wehr Library Call No #: W 87 C678L 2005 / ISBN: 0879697415
Making the Right Moves
Research Triangle Park, NC: Burroughs Wellcome Fund 2004
Chevy Chase, MD: Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2004
A practical guide to scientific management for Postdocs and new faculty.
Available for free online / Todd Wehr Library Call #: LB 2331.7 M235 2004