The intramural program of the NCI is one of the largest centers for cancer research in the world, with approximately 240 principal investigators and 700 postdoctoral fellows. While outstanding scientific research is conducted at NCI, many of the scientists who go on to lead their own laboratories have few management skills. The Scientific Management Training (SMT) course focuses on personnel and project management. In the “Art of Supervision” section, the emphasis is on the uniqueness of each person and how each staff member should be treated to achieve desired outcomes. The “Organization” section focuses on developing successful teams by delegating authority to complete an organizational mission. The goal of the SMT course is to help you develop the skills you need to successfully lead a scientific research laboratory. NCI principal investigators and fellows who need to develop scientific management skills are encouraged to participate in this course.
Location and Time:
This 3-hour course will be offered on June 25, 2012 from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon in Bethesda (Building 10-CRC, Room 2-3330). The course will be repeated at the Frederick National Lab in Bldg. 549 (Room B) on June 25, 2012 from 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm.
For Additional Information: Contact the course director, Dr. Terry Moody, by e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or by phone (301-451-9451).
Timothy L. Quigg, MPA, is the Associate Chair for Administration and Finance at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
This course is part of an ongoing training curriculum for NCI clinical and postdoctoral fellows. This fall, the "Transitional Research in Clinical Oncology (TRACO)" course will be offered. For additional postdoctoral training opportunities, visit https://www.training.nih.gov/ .
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