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 2006 nsf advance workshop:
 2006 nsf advance workshop:
 Building your lab
2006 presentation in the Rice University NSF Advance Conference entitled “Negotiating the Ideal Faculty Position”. This workshop addressed the issues faced by new faculty while building up a new research laboratory.
Workshop Authors: James McNew (BCB), Qilin Li (CEVE), Corey Wilson (CalTech), Shelly Harvey (Math)
Slide 1: building your lab
 Space
 Equipment
 Personnel
Slide 2: physical space
 Moving into existing space
 Lab remodels
 New building space
Slide 3: existing space
 Is the space adequate for your needs?
 Proximity to colleagues
 Access to Dept/University equipment
 Proper Air/Vacuum/Water for equipment
 Hoods (chemical and tissue culture)
 Air handling and vibration
 Does it have desk space for students and postdocs?
 Is office space separate?
Slide 4: build or remodel
 Is the space adequate for your needs?
 Start early
 Do the research
 Set a bottom line
 Be actively involved in the process
Slide 5: start early
 It usually takes 612 months to build or remodel a lab
 Specify a desired date of completion during the negotiation
 Contact equipment vendors (for specs)
 Consider options for teaching or grant writing efforts until the space is complete
 Identify temporary space for lab work
Slide 6: do the research
 Visit stateoftheart labs
 Site visit
 Meet your project manager
 Location: avoid locationspecific problems that affect your research, e.g., vibration, freight elevator availability, etc.
 Infrastructure: air conditioning, ventilation, DI water system, gas lines, etc.
 Ask people who know the lab
 Collect information on equipment
 power requirement
 heat generation
 waste generation
 Other needs for equipment: gases, water, etc.
 Leave space for future expansion
 Predict future equipment needs
Slide 7: set a bottom line
 Make a list of “must” and “must not” and be firm
 Do not expect future improvement
 Take into consideration future research needs
 Consider options for teaching or grant writing efforts until the space is complete
 Identify temporary space for lab work
Slide 8: be actively involved
 Why
 You know your needs the best.
 Good communication avoids mistakes.
 What
 Project schedule and progress
 Specific information on equipment
 Special needs
 How
 Follow the progress
 Communicate with the contractors
Slide 9: equipment and supplies
 Equipment purchase
 Be aware of available discount, e.g., “New lab set up” programs at large vendors like Fisher and VWR
 Negotiate with many vendors
 Usually 13 months of lead time for major equipment
 Supplies
 Package as much as you can with each major vendor
 Negotiate with many vendors
 Consider larger quantities of items you know you will need
 This is the biggest discount you will ever get on things you buy
 Consider storage of large quantities
Slide 10: populating your lab
 Technical Staff
 Graduate students vs. postdocs
 How available are students?
 How difficult is it to recruit postdocs?
 Are technicians the best use of limited resources?
 What Dept/University funding mechanisms are available for students or postdocs?
Slide 11: lab personnel
 Personnel Management
 Establishing a “lab culture” is very important
 Be proactive in addressing potential personnel conflicts
 No one wants to work in a caustic or poisonous lab environment
 Lead by example
Questions & Answers
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