from the NIH on chosing a mentor

From the NIH:

evaluating mentors

and

self-reflection questions

 

YMMV

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2 thoughts on “from the NIH on chosing a mentor

  1. Reading all this makes me slightly nervous. I can’t answer quite a few of those questions about my potential future postdoc mentor… Thanks for posting, maybe I can catch up with some essentials before it’s too late…

  2. Lists like this did not exist when I applied for postdocs. People have been doing OK for years. Its something that can be used to avoid mistakes, but its not critical. And, remember no postdoc mentor is perfect, there are going to be many many trade-offs. So if all of these are not absolutely what you want, it may still be the best postdoc FOR YOU.

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