Negotiating is work. It isn’t meant to be easy—literally. The Latin roots of the word negotiation are “neg” and “otium,” which translate to “not leisure.” I sense a few sighs of agreement. Perhaps from individuals about to negotiate a new job offer?
The BioCareers webinar “Negotiating Your Way to a Job in Academia” dissects the negotiation process to help you approach the bargaining table in an informed way. For our feature article this month, Dr. Erin Walsh, program manager in the NICHD Office of Education, reviews important material from the webinar. Her recap will teach you the elements and styles of negotiation, including specifics for academic career tracks.
Before you can don the negotiation hat, you need to get a job offer. Winning a coveted Fellows Award for Research Excellence (FARE) is a nice bonus for your resume or C.V. as you apply for new positions. Congratulations to all of our NICHD fellows, 26 to be exact, who received a FARE award. Check out the full list of winners, along with a sneak peak of some of their research, within this issue.
As the end of summer draws near, the NICHD Office of Education isn’t slowing down, offering several useful workshops throughout the month and into the fall. Just check out the August announcements and events!
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Shana R. Spindler, PhD
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