Professional Development Workshop Series

Leading a Successful Research Team: Personnel Management in the Academic Research Lab

Gabriela Popescu, PhD

Department of Biochemistry

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

University at Buffalo

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Workshop to be held via the Zoom platform

In this session, we will discuss issues related to managing personnel in an academic research laboratory. This workshop will assist faculty members who direct research labs in academic medicine to identify and advance the knowledge and skills they need to assemble and maintain a successful team. By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Articulate principal differences between leadership and management
  • Explain the importance of clearly developed mission-based job descriptions
  • Understand the dictum, “Hire for integrity, train for skill,” and commit to training and developing lab personnel
  • Recognize the importance of organizational culture and climate
  • Become familiar with models of influence in managing others
  • Appreciate the importance of learning about legislation and institutional policies pertaining to hiring-and-firing practices
  • Know where to access helpful resources related to managing personnel in academic medicine
  • Lessons from a pandemic: what has changed, what has stayed the same?

This program is supported by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number UL1TR0012-05 and 5KL2TR0013-05 to the University at Buffalo. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH.