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While graduate students learn a lot while pursuing their PhDs, how to run a lab might not be one of them. "I felt a doctorate trained me well to be a post-doc. But when I started my current gig, I had a lot of moments where I [felt] I hadn't been warned what I was in for," writes Zen Faulkes at NeuroDojo. While he says that his job negotiation and grantsmanship weren't strong areas, the biggest task he didn't feel well-trained for is bookkeeping and budgeting.

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