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Genes & Development

Edited By T. Grodzicker, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

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Genes & Development publishes high-quality research papers of broad general interest and biological significance in the areas of molecular biology, molecular genetics, and related fields. G&D publishes two research formats; Research papers and short Research Communications, in addition to Review Articles and Perspectives. G&D consistently ranks in the top 10 among primary research journals in all fields of science.
This journal is published in association with The Genetical Society of Great Britain.
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Genome Research

Edited By Hillary Sussman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; Aravinda Chakravarti, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine; Richard Gibbs, Baylor College of Medicine; Eric Green, Bethesda, MD; Richard Myers, HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology; William Pavan, Derwood, MD

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In August 1995, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press began publication of a new, monthly, international, peer-reviewed journal, Genome Research. The journal focuses on genome studies in all species, and presents research that provides or aids in genome-based analyses of biological processes. The journal represents a nexus point where genomic information, applications, and technology come together with biological information to create a more global understanding of all biological systems.

Among the research considered by the journal are novel reports on gene discovery, comparative genome analyses, evolution studies, informatics, genome structure and function, technological innovations and applications, statistical and mathematical methods, cutting-edge genetic and physical mapping and DNA sequencing, and other reports that present data where sequence information is used to address biological concerns.

New data in these areas are published as research papers in the form of articles and letters, or methods and resource reports that provide novel information on methodologies or resources that will be of interest to a broad readership. Complete data sets are presented electronically on the journal's web site where appropriate. The journal also provides review articles, perspectives, and Insight/Outlook articles, which presents commentary on the latest advances published both here and elsewhere, placing such progress in its broader biological context.

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Learning & Memory

Edited By John H. Byrne, University of Texas School of Medicine

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Learning & Memory is the journal of choice for interdisciplinary studies on synaptic plasticity, learning, and memory. Until now, there has been no one journal devoted to this area of study and no dominant journal that demands attention by serious workers in the area, regardless of specialty. Spanning molecules, cells, systems, and behavior, L&M considers research using approaches from cellular and molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, computational neuroscience, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, neuroanatomy, behavior, and cognition. Learning & Memory provides a forum for these investigations in the form of original research papers, review articles, and brief communications.

 
 

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CSH Perspectives in Medicine

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Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine is a new online publication covering everything from the molecular and cellular bases of disease to translational medicine and new therapeutic strategies. Each issue offers reviews on different aspects of a variety of diseases and the tissues they affect. The contributions are written by experts in each field and commissioned as Subject Collections by a board of eminent scientists and physicians, all of whom are acknowledged to be key figures in their particular fields. These Subject Collections gradually accumulate articles as new issues of the journal are published and, when complete, each represents a comprehensive survey of the field it covers. Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Medicine is thus unmatched in its depth of coverage and represents an essential source where readers can find informed surveys and critical discussion of advances in molecular medicine.

Please visit www.perspectivesinmedicine.org for complete information about the journal.

Subject Coverage includes:

  • Addiction
  • Aging
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Anemia
  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Bacterial Pathogens
  • Bone Disease
  • Cancer
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Hemoglobin
  • HIV
  • Influenza
  • Malaria
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Prion Diseases
  • Skin Diseases
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A new online publication for the molecular life sciences

Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology provides the scientific community with comprehensive, systematic surveys of topics in the molecular life sciences where research is breaking new ground

In July 2009, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press launched a new monthly journal, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology, that provides comprehensive, systematically structured surveys of research in exciting areas of molecular and cellular biology, genetics, developmental biology, neuroscience, cancer biology, and molecular pathology.

For decades, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has complemented its groundbreaking research with publication of a variety of highly prestigious titles written and edited by leading scientists. These include the journals Genes & Development and Genome Research, the bible of research methods, Molecular Cloning, online teaching resources, and numerous other laboratory manuals, monographs, handbooks, journals, and textbooks.

Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology (http://www.cshperspectives.org; ISSN 1943-0264) is the latest, and perhaps most ambitious, addition to this stable. Its depth of coverage is unmatched, spanning the entire spectrum of the molecular life sciences and therefore providing an essential resource for all areas of bioscience research.

According to the journal's Executive Editor, Richard Sever, who has worked on traditional review journals including the Current Opinion and Trends titles, Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology has a new and unique approach. "There are many review articles published each year, but they're usually on one particular aspect of one particular field," he says. "CSH Perspectives is different. We cover subjects by asking experts to consider how best to structure a comprehensive survey of their field, and then commission articles from all the key figures in that field. And we cover everything in bioscience from Alzheimer's to plant biology."

CSH Perspectives articles are all commissioned as �collections� by a board of eminent academic editors and gradually accumulate online at the journal�s website each month as they are accepted and published. The debut issue features articles commissioned by Elaine Fuchs, Michael Karin, W. James Nelson, and Peter Lawrence and includes contributions from Nobel laureate David Baltimore, molecular motor expert Nobutaka Hirokawa, and developmental biologist Jim Smith. These set the stage for subject collections on symmetry breaking, morphogen gradients, cell junctions, and the immune signaling molecule NF-kB. Next in the pipeline are articles on the origin of life, the p53-family of tumor suppressors, the nucleus, and immune tolerance.

The new publication is produced online in partnership with Stanford University Library�s HighWire Press, taking advantage of their new H20 platform. The state-of-the-art website includes HTML and PDF views, high-resolution artwork, and video material, along with a host of novel features such as author updates, commenting options, and Twitter-powered news feeds.

 
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CSH Protocols

Edited By Richard Sever, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press

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  • The online source of trusted techniques in molecular and cellular biology
  • Contains new and classic protocols presented step-by-step with recipes and troubleshooting
  • Frequently updated and annotated
  • Interactive, customizable, and fully searchable

The development of CSH Protocols is a response to requests from scientists for authoritative information about techniques with a broad editorial scope, delivered through a state-of-the-art online interface. At this site, you will find methods from Molecular Cloning along with selected protocols from many of our best-selling manuals, such as Cells and Antibodies, as well as protocols from Cold Spring Harbor's renowned on-site courses. In addition, you will discover new cutting-edge protocols submitted by and commissioned from laboratories worldwide. A peer-reviewed online journal, CSH Protocols is updated monthly.

Features include:
  • Step-by-step, uniformly structured formats for ease of use and printing, with clearly linked materials, cautions, recipes, and troubleshooting
  • Customizable, topic-based e-mail alerts for the latest updates in a particular field
  • Personal folders for storing favorite protocols and searches
  • Navigation tools including a specifically designed taxonomy for browsing and a variety of full-text search options
  • A kit search tool for fast access to time-saving resources
  • An online manuscript submission system for authors to contribute new protocols

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RNA

Edited By Timothy W. Nilsen, Editor-in-Chief, Case Western Reserve University; Thomas R. Cech, Howard Hughes Medical Institute; David Engelke, University of Michigan; Eric Westhof, CNRS Strasbourg; Marvin Wickens, University of Wisconsin

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RNA, the publication of the RNA Society, publishes high quality research papers that provide significant new insight into any area of RNA biology, including molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics, genetics and evolution. RNA publishes two research formats, articles and short reports. In addition, the journal publishes novel methodologies, reviews and perspectives. RNA provides a unique resource to all members of the RNA community and those that wish to keep abreast of this quickly moving area.

 
 

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Translation Mechanisms and Control


Book Series:  A Cold Spring Harbor Perspectives in Biology Collection
Subject Area(s):  Molecular Biology

Edited by Michael B. Mathews, Rutgers - New Jersey Medical School Cancer Center; Nahum Sonenberg, McGill University; John W.B. Hershey, University of California, Davis

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Translation converts the genetic code in messenger RNA molecules copied from DNA into a specific sequence of amino acids in a protein. It occurs on ribosomes in the cell cytoplasm and is one of the most fundamental biological processes. This volume examines the detailed molecular machinery responsible for translation and the regulatory mechanisms that make the process a critical control point for the cell.

Contents

Preliminary
1. History of Protein Synthesis and Translational Control
Nahum Sonenberg, John W.B. Hershey, and Michael B. Mathews
2. Principles of Translational Control
Nahum Sonenberg, John W.B. Hershey, and Michael B. Mathews
3. Protein Synthesis Initiation in Eukaryotic Cells
William C. Merrick and Graham D. Pavitt
4. Translation Elongation and Recoding in Eukaryotes
Thomas E. Dever, Jonathan D. Dinman, and Rachel Green
5. Translation Termination and Ribosome Recycling in Eukaryotes
Christopher U.T. Hellen
6. Translation in Prokaryotes
Marina V. Rodnina
7. New Insights into Ribosome Structure and Function
Amy Jobe, Zheng Liu, Cristina Gutierrez-Vargas, and Joachim Frank
8. Ribosome Profiling
Jonathan Weissman and Nicholas Inglolia
9. Kinetics
Chris Fraser
10. Single Molecule
Jody Puglisi
11. Fluorescence Imaging Methods to Investigate Translation in Single Cells
Jeetayu Biswas, Yang Liu, Robert H. Singer, and Bin Wu
12. mRNA Modification and Function/Regulation
Dan Dominissini
13. 1nc, Circular, and Other RNAs
Nicholas Rajewsky and Marina Chekulaeva
14. mRNPs/RNA Binding Proteins
Markus Landthaler
15. Alternative Initiation in Eukaryotes
Sunnie Thompson
16. RAN Translation in Neurological Diseases
Tao Zu, Amrutha Pattamatta, and Laura P.W. Ranum
17. The Interplay Between the RNA Decay and Translation Machinery in Eukaryotes
Adam M. Heck and Jeffrey Wilusz
18. NMD Begins Where Translation Ends
Evangelos D. Karousis and Oliver Mühlemann
19. NMD Update
Ron Breaker
20. microRNAs
Marc Fabian
21. Stress Granules and Processing Bodies in Translational Control
Pavel Ivanov, Nancy Kedersha, and Paul Anderson
22. Role of elF2α Kinases in Translational Control and Adaptation to Cellular Stress
Ronald C. Wek
23. Signaling Pathways and the Regulation of mRNA Translation
Philippe P. Roux and Ivan Topisirovic
24. Cancer
Nahum Sonenberg
25. Development
Ruth Lehmann
26. Synaptic Plasticity and Memory
Mauro Costa-Mattioli
27. Translational Control in Virus-Infected Cells
Noam Stern-Ginossar, Sunnie R. Thompson, and Ian Mohr
28. Translating Therapeutics
Jennifer Chu and Jerry Pelletier
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Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists, Third Edition

This is the third and completely revised edition of a now classic handbook that focuses specifically on management challenges faced by research scientists and technical professionals. In Lab Dynamics, Carl and Suzanne Cohen draw on their unparalleled professional experience (Carl as a scientist and Suzanne as a psychologist) and as workshop directors to provide invaluable, practical advice on how to succeed in science for working scientists and those in or preparing for management or leadership roles. The book is also required reading for anyone with an administrative role in the research enterprise who must understand that world and its complexities.

At its core, the book is about human interactions in science and how they can be made most effective and productive. The authors explain, without jargon or preaching, how to apply self-awareness and interpersonal skills to problems that science professionals encounter every day.

For this third edition, two new chapters have been added. The new Chapter 4, on hiring scientists, provides a data-driven approach along with step-by-step guidance and editable and downloadable forms for use in evaluating and ranking applicants. The new Chapter 6 gives a guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated through appropriate feedback. Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from mentors, managers, or leaders.

All other chapters have additional sections, many based on case studies and examples shared with the authors by working scientists. They include “Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders” with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

Government organizations, academic institutions, and funders are increasingly focused on the management of science and the improvement of the scientific enterprise. With this update, Lab Dynamics is a resource like no other for those who lead and strive to succeed in a scientific setting.

Praise for the first edition "Lab Dynamics is a highly understandable and practical book…Experienced leaders will find it a practical refresher in mastering their skills, whereas non-management and early–career professionals will find it much more than a survival handbook."
Clinical Chemistry

"... (provides) a comprehensive skill set for surviving other scientists and the pressures of the work place. Scientists who work in settings ranging from industry, government, or academia will likely find the book interesting and useful."
Veterinary Pathology

New to the Third edition of Lab Dynamics:

New Chapter 4

Some of the most important decisions we make involve selecting and hiring the members of our team. Yet despite the fact that our research success depends on the choices we make, most of us go about this process in an ad hoc manner, relying on "intuition" and "gut" feelings more than on data.

In the new Chapter 4 "Bring them on! Interviewing, Selecting and Hiring Scientists" you will learn to use a data-driven approach to hiring scientists. You will learn how to organize the selection process so that you get the data you need to make informed hiring decisions. The Chapter provides step by step guidance and editable (and downloadable) forms that you can use to evaluate and rank applicants. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and avoid cognitive biases in candidate selection.
  • How to assess a candidate’s all-important "personal characteristics," such as their ability to hear and use feedback, to navigate setbacks and adversity, and to manage disagreements and conflict.
  • How to conduct candidate phone screens and face-to-face interviews and how to ‘listen between the lines' during interviews and phone calls with candidate references.

New Chapter 6

Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from their mentors, managers or leaders. Yet all too often feedback is minimal or absent, leaving scientists anxious or uncertain about their performance. The result can be impeded scientific progress. The new Chapter 6, "So, how am I doing? Setting goals, giving feedback and doing performance reviews," gives a step by step guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated. This chapter shows you:

  • How to set meaningful goals for scientists.
  • How to provide feedback, performance reviews and advice that scientists can hear and use.
  • How to use easy to remember scripts and flow charts to help you navigate your way through difficult feedback conversations.
  • How to use Individual Development Plans as a productivity-enhancing tool.

In addition to the new Chapters most of the others have been updated. Most significantly:

Chapter 5 has two new sections:

  • Culture. Defines the meaning of lab culture and shows how you can create a culture that promotes productivity.
  • Delegation. A guide to getting comfortable with delegating responsibilities and tasks to your team members.

Chapter 7 has a new section:

  • Psychological safety. Shows how to promote idea sharing and risk taking in your science team to enhance performance.

Chapter 10:

  • An expanded discussion on how trainees can get what they need from a passive or absent mentor.

Chapter 12 has a new section:

  • "Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders." Describes the ten essential behaviors exhibited by effective scientific leaders, with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

    Other chapters: New case studies and examples taken from stories shared by working scientists have been added.

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This is the third and completely revised edition of a now classic handbook that focuses specifically on management challenges faced by research scientists and technical professionals. In Lab Dynamics, Carl and Suzanne Cohen draw on their unparalleled professional experience (Carl as a scientist and Suzanne as a psychologist) and as workshop directors to provide invaluable, practical advice on how to succeed in science for working scientists and those in or preparing for management or leadership roles. The book is also required reading for anyone with an administrative role in the research enterprise who must understand that world and its complexities.

At its core, the book is about human interactions in science and how they can be made most effective and productive. The authors explain, without jargon or preaching, how to apply self-awareness and interpersonal skills to problems that science professionals encounter every day.

For this third edition, two new chapters have been added. The new Chapter 4, on hiring scientists, provides a data-driven approach along with step-by-step guidance and editable and downloadable forms for use in evaluating and ranking applicants. The new Chapter 6 gives a guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated through appropriate feedback. Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from mentors, managers, or leaders.

All other chapters have additional sections, many based on case studies and examples shared with the authors by working scientists. They include “Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders” with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

Government organizations, academic institutions, and funders are increasingly focused on the management of science and the improvement of the scientific enterprise. With this update, Lab Dynamics is a resource like no other for those who lead and strive to succeed in a scientific setting.

Praise for the first edition "Lab Dynamics is a highly understandable and practical book…Experienced leaders will find it a practical refresher in mastering their skills, whereas non-management and early–career professionals will find it much more than a survival handbook."
Clinical Chemistry

"... (provides) a comprehensive skill set for surviving other scientists and the pressures of the work place. Scientists who work in settings ranging from industry, government, or academia will likely find the book interesting and useful."
Veterinary Pathology

New to the Third edition of Lab Dynamics:

New Chapter 4

Some of the most important decisions we make involve selecting and hiring the members of our team. Yet despite the fact that our research success depends on the choices we make, most of us go about this process in an ad hoc manner, relying on "intuition" and "gut" feelings more than on data.

In the new Chapter 4 "Bring them on! Interviewing, Selecting and Hiring Scientists" you will learn to use a data-driven approach to hiring scientists. You will learn how to organize the selection process so that you get the data you need to make informed hiring decisions. The Chapter provides step by step guidance and editable (and downloadable) forms that you can use to evaluate and rank applicants. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and avoid cognitive biases in candidate selection.
  • How to assess a candidate’s all-important "personal characteristics," such as their ability to hear and use feedback, to navigate setbacks and adversity, and to manage disagreements and conflict.
  • How to conduct candidate phone screens and face-to-face interviews and how to ‘listen between the lines' during interviews and phone calls with candidate references.

New Chapter 6

Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from their mentors, managers or leaders. Yet all too often feedback is minimal or absent, leaving scientists anxious or uncertain about their performance. The result can be impeded scientific progress. The new Chapter 6, "So, how am I doing? Setting goals, giving feedback and doing performance reviews," gives a step by step guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated. This chapter shows you:

  • How to set meaningful goals for scientists.
  • How to provide feedback, performance reviews and advice that scientists can hear and use.
  • How to use easy to remember scripts and flow charts to help you navigate your way through difficult feedback conversations.
  • How to use Individual Development Plans as a productivity-enhancing tool.

In addition to the new Chapters most of the others have been updated. Most significantly:

Chapter 5 has two new sections:

  • Culture. Defines the meaning of lab culture and shows how you can create a culture that promotes productivity.
  • Delegation. A guide to getting comfortable with delegating responsibilities and tasks to your team members.

Chapter 7 has a new section:

  • Psychological safety. Shows how to promote idea sharing and risk taking in your science team to enhance performance.

Chapter 10:

  • An expanded discussion on how trainees can get what they need from a passive or absent mentor.

Chapter 12 has a new section:

  • "Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders." Describes the ten essential behaviors exhibited by effective scientific leaders, with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

    Other chapters: New case studies and examples taken from stories shared by working scientists have been added.

 
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Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Be
2 The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself First
3 Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation
4 Bring Them On! Interviewing, Selecting and Hiring Scientists
5 A Herd of Cats: Managing Scientists
6 How Am I Doing? Setting Goals, Giving Feedback, and Doing Performance Reviews
7 Team Meetings: Who’s in Charge Here?
8 A Delicate Art: Manage Your Boss
9 Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies
10 The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Need
11 Science, Inc.: Make a Smooth Transition to Industry
12 Leading Science: Empathy Rules
13 Shape the Future of Science and Technology
Resources
Index
About the Authors
 

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This is the third and completely revised edition of a now classic handbook that focuses specifically on management challenges faced by research scientists and technical professionals. In Lab Dynamics, Carl and Suzanne Cohen draw on their unparalleled professional experience (Carl as a scientist and Suzanne as a psychologist) and as workshop directors to provide invaluable, practical advice on how to succeed in science for working scientists and those in or preparing for management or leadership roles. The book is also required reading for anyone with an administrative role in the research enterprise who must understand that world and its complexities.

At its core, the book is about human interactions in science and how they can be made most effective and productive. The authors explain, without jargon or preaching, how to apply self-awareness and interpersonal skills to problems that science professionals encounter every day.

For this third edition, two new chapters have been added. The new Chapter 4, on hiring scientists, provides a data-driven approach along with step-by-step guidance and editable and downloadable forms for use in evaluating and ranking applicants. The new Chapter 6 gives a guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated through appropriate feedback. Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from mentors, managers, or leaders.

All other chapters have additional sections, many based on case studies and examples shared with the authors by working scientists. They include “Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders” with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

Government organizations, academic institutions, and funders are increasingly focused on the management of science and the improvement of the scientific enterprise. With this update, Lab Dynamics is a resource like no other for those who lead and strive to succeed in a scientific setting.

Praise for the first edition "Lab Dynamics is a highly understandable and practical book…Experienced leaders will find it a practical refresher in mastering their skills, whereas non-management and early–career professionals will find it much more than a survival handbook."
Clinical Chemistry

"... (provides) a comprehensive skill set for surviving other scientists and the pressures of the work place. Scientists who work in settings ranging from industry, government, or academia will likely find the book interesting and useful."
Veterinary Pathology

New to the Third edition of Lab Dynamics:

New Chapter 4

Some of the most important decisions we make involve selecting and hiring the members of our team. Yet despite the fact that our research success depends on the choices we make, most of us go about this process in an ad hoc manner, relying on "intuition" and "gut" feelings more than on data.

In the new Chapter 4 "Bring them on! Interviewing, Selecting and Hiring Scientists" you will learn to use a data-driven approach to hiring scientists. You will learn how to organize the selection process so that you get the data you need to make informed hiring decisions. The Chapter provides step by step guidance and editable (and downloadable) forms that you can use to evaluate and rank applicants. You will learn:

  • How to recognize and avoid cognitive biases in candidate selection.
  • How to assess a candidate’s all-important "personal characteristics," such as their ability to hear and use feedback, to navigate setbacks and adversity, and to manage disagreements and conflict.
  • How to conduct candidate phone screens and face-to-face interviews and how to ‘listen between the lines' during interviews and phone calls with candidate references.

New Chapter 6

Scientists at all levels want and need to hear how they’re doing from their mentors, managers or leaders. Yet all too often feedback is minimal or absent, leaving scientists anxious or uncertain about their performance. The result can be impeded scientific progress. The new Chapter 6, "So, how am I doing? Setting goals, giving feedback and doing performance reviews," gives a step by step guide to keeping scientists focused and motivated. This chapter shows you:

  • How to set meaningful goals for scientists.
  • How to provide feedback, performance reviews and advice that scientists can hear and use.
  • How to use easy to remember scripts and flow charts to help you navigate your way through difficult feedback conversations.
  • How to use Individual Development Plans as a productivity-enhancing tool.

In addition to the new Chapters most of the others have been updated. Most significantly:

Chapter 5 has two new sections:

  • Culture. Defines the meaning of lab culture and shows how you can create a culture that promotes productivity.
  • Delegation. A guide to getting comfortable with delegating responsibilities and tasks to your team members.

Chapter 7 has a new section:

  • Psychological safety. Shows how to promote idea sharing and risk taking in your science team to enhance performance.

Chapter 10:

  • An expanded discussion on how trainees can get what they need from a passive or absent mentor.

Chapter 12 has a new section:

  • "Ten essential characteristics of scientific team leaders." Describes the ten essential behaviors exhibited by effective scientific leaders, with specific examples of each behavior and its impact.

    Other chapters: New case studies and examples taken from stories shared by working scientists have been added.

Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 People Who Do Science: Who They Are and Who They Can Be
2 The Mote in Your Own Eye: Manage Yourself First
3 Gordian Knots: Solve the Toughest Problems through Negotiation
4 Bring Them On! Interviewing, Selecting and Hiring Scientists
5 A Herd of Cats: Managing Scientists
6 How Am I Doing? Setting Goals, Giving Feedback, and Doing Performance Reviews
7 Team Meetings: Who’s in Charge Here?
8 A Delicate Art: Manage Your Boss
9 Win/Win with Peers: Make Allies, Not Enemies
10 The Slings and Arrows of Academe: Survive to Get What You Need
11 Science, Inc.: Make a Smooth Transition to Industry
12 Leading Science: Empathy Rules
13 Shape the Future of Science and Technology
Resources
Index
About the Authors
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