Ever wonder what it takes to be the PI's favorite? Suzanne Kennedy at Bitesize Bio has a post about the traits of the "golden child" and how to "be on [the] 'awesome' list instead of the s-list," she writes. Among the recommendations: if you have a problem that can be easily researched, look up the answer on your own; take initiative; and show progress on an ongoing basis. "For a busy PI with way too many commitments and not enough time to read all of their emails, the best grad students and post docs are independent and inventive, in control and motivated to succeed," she adds.
Sometimes It's Good to Be the Teacher's Pet
Nov 09, 2009