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Recommended reading: Useful tips on being a successful PI


For academic scientists, the transition from postdoctoral researcher to group leader is arguably the toughest step that they will ever take. From the camaraderie and intense research focus of doctoral and postdoctoral work, new principal investigators suddenly acquire myriad supervisory, administrative and strategic responsibilities that push many far outside their comfort zones and leave them feeling alone and out of their depth.

Click here to read an article from eight established scientists at varying levels of seniority who give their advice on how to make a success of the “boss” experiment.

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