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Mentoring - a technician's perspective
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The four words a scientist hates to hear:
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October (4)

In which I am petty and mean-spirited
Friday, October 29, 2010

XKCD is the awesomest.
Monday, October 25, 2010

DonorsChoose!
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Just call me "Damn Good Administrative Assistant"
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Observations from the couch
Thursday, September 23, 2010

Observations from the ER
Sunday, September 19, 2010

Oh hell yeah!
Friday, September 17, 2010

A scientific career milepost?
Saturday, September 11, 2010

What I wish I knew before...
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
August (14)

A small victory!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010

DGT and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day
Friday, August 27, 2010

Question
Friday, August 27, 2010

Forgetful
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Everyone should check their renter/owner insurance
Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Burglaring update
Sunday, August 22, 2010

Well that fucking sucks.
Friday, August 20, 2010

Early birds
Friday, August 20, 2010

Recommendation letters
Tuesday, August 17, 2010

So many meetings
Thursday, August 12, 2010

Another talk?
Monday, August 9, 2010

Mmmm... meme....
Sunday, August 8, 2010

Ah, technology
Thursday, August 5, 2010

Up and running
Thursday, August 5, 2010
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I'm a technician at a big ol' pharmaceutical company. A damn good technician, if I do say so myself.

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Awesome Stuff
Saturday, September 11, 2010

I'm fussing with my talk that's coming up on Friday over the weekend, and I realized I've stumbled across one of those "you know you've crossed a line in your career when.." moments, and it is being able to comfortably give a talk on data you did not generate..

A hefty fraction of the data in this talk is not my own - my boss asked me to give a very broad overview of many activities related to my project, and as such, a lot of the data is preliminary stuff that other people have generated. I know this project - I'm immersed in it, and I know why we're doing all the things we're doing, and what we're hoping to get out of them, and how (most) of them were done, and all sorts of other arcane details.

This is a big step, I think (not just for me, but for any scientist reaching this point). I know the first few small talks I ever gave were only about my own data, and even then, I was shaky and nervous that someone else was going to stand up and yell "What the hell?! That's not how [your project] works! Are you some kind of moron?" in the middle of my talk. I know that back-then-DGT would be crying and hiding at the prospect of having to answer questions about other people's data. (Ok, maybe not crying and hiding necessarily, but you get my drift.)

Of course, I haven't reached the far end of PLS's x-axis, so I'm still freaking out a little bit.

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Evie
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Good Luck!!!! You know this stuff! Rock their world! :)

PS- I share that fear too.. even when it IS my data/project being discussed..
Stacey

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Public speaking is terrifying, but when you know your topic inside and out, it can almost be...ahem...fun. Congrats on reaching this milestone and good luck with your talk!

Brian Krueger, PhD
Columbia University Medical Center
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That's awesome DGT. Good luck with your talk. I remember in graduate school that it took me about 2 years before I really felt like I understood what was going on in lab! Until then, every Monday morning lab meeting completely fried my brain. It was a rough start.

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If you know your data you'll be fine :)
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