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Leadership and Management in the Lab

Tuesday, December 7, 2021
11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Graduate school and postdoctoral training can make you an independent scientist, ready to tackle pressing questions and drive cutting-edge research. But running your own research lab involves more than applying your scientific skills; it requires managing both people and projects. In this workshop we will discuss approaches to being a leader and a manager, and how to guide and mentor the students, postdocs, and staff that will eventually comprise your team.

Garth Fowler, PhDGarth A. Fowler, PhD is a recognized leader in professional development and training of the STEM workforce. As the former Program Manager for Science Careers, a faculty member and director of a graduate training program at Northwestern University, and the Associate Executive Director for Education at American Psychological Association, he has hosted hundreds of workshops on professional development, career exploration, and job searching. He received his BA in psychology from the College of Wooster, and his PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Washington, and completed his postdoctoral training at The Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

A Zoom link will be shared with confirmed registrants. The Academic Job Search Series is sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School. Questions? Email Molly Starback, Director of Duke Postdoctoral Services, at 

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Event Category

  • Professional Development
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism and Scholarly Integrity
  • Teaching and Mentoring
  • Academic Job Search Series