Trainee Resources

NEW LOGO MEAKINS_squareThe Meakins-Christie Laboratories serve as an important training ground for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars, and undergraduate/summer students.  

 

Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training

The RI-MUHC offers activities through the Desjardins Centre for Advanced Training to enhance the professional skills and career development of its research trainees through the creation of in-house workshops and seminars, and by encouraging trainees to develop skills by participating in existing programs.

  1. Link to website and all events organized and hosted by D-CAT
  2. Link to the D-CAT LinkedIn Group for Job postings, skills training information, and career development information
  3. Monthly newsletters available on the RI-MUHC website
  4. Links to resources at the RI-MUHC, McGill, Networking Organizations, etc…

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  1. Skillsets – promote interdisciplinary professional development offerings to all Graduate Students and Post-Doctoral Fellows
  2. CaPS – McGill career planning service
  3. Graphos – teaches graduate students and postdocs how to become accomplished scholarly communicators
  4. Grad Supervision Website – comprehensive  information about supervision best practices, policies, roles and responsibilities, and resources for both students and supervisors

Resources for Scientific Writing and Communication Skills Development

  1. ATS Webinars – Preparing Effective Poster and Slide Presentations for National Meetings
  2. Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr.
  3. Writing Science in Plain English by Anne E Greene
  4. How to Write & Publish a Scientific Paper by Robert A. Day
  5. Professors as Writers: a Self-Help Guide to Productive Writing by Robert Boice
  6. Lay Abstracts and Summaries: Writing Advice for Scientists by Catherine E. Dubé and Kate L. Lapane
  7. The Science of Scientific Writing by George Gopen and Judith Swan
  8. Communicating Science: Giving Talks – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists

General Resources for Senior Trainees & New (and Established) PIs

  1. Meakins Postdoctoral Fellow Training Program Guide – Developed for Meakins PDFs to accompany the Meakins PDF Training Program Annual Progress Report and Professional Development Plan
  2. Training Scientists to Make the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Developing Programs in Scientific Management – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Howard Huges Medical Institute
  3. Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Howard Huges Medical Institute
  4. Guidebook for New Principal Investigators by Roderick McInnes, Brenda Andrews, and Richard Rachubinski
  5. Get a Life, PhD: Success in Academia and Have a Life Too – Blog by Tanya Maria Golash-Boza
  6. Staffing the Lab: Perspectives from Both Sides of the Bench – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists
  7. Moving On: Managing Career Transitions – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists
  8. Thriving in an Era of Team Science – Burroughs Wellcome Fund – Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists
  9. Advancing Careers: Articles from the Focus Newsletter – Burroughs Wellcome Fund- Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists
  10. Experimental Quality – Burroughs Wellcome Fund- Investing in the Careers of Young Scientists
  11. Why Pursue the Postdoc Path? Complex, Diverse Rationales Require Nuanced Policies by Henry Sauermann and Michael Roach