Management Skills for Scientists

August 28th and 29th 

8:30 AM – 4 PM

Room 105 of the Biomedical Research Tower

Dr. Carl Cohen, the president of Science Management Associates will be leading a series of workshops based on his book, Lab Dynamics: Management and Leadership Skills for Scientists. Dr. Cohen has more than 30 years of biomedical research and management expertise. He provides coaching, consultation and training in interpersonal, group, and organizational skills to scientists and science executives in both the public and private sectors.

These workshops are highly interactive and there is significant emphasis on attendee active participation in the form of role playing exercises, group-as-a-whole discussion as well as small group exercises. Case studies and examples used during the workshop focus specifically on situations common to scientists in basic academic biomedical research. Participants will receive printed copies of all slides and didactic materials for future reference.

Check-in and coffee will start at 8:15 am, and the workshop will start at 8:30 am on both days.

The agenda is as follows:

Day 1:

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Difficult conversations and interactions in the research workplace: “Fundamentals of negotiation.”
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Break for lunch
  • 12:45 PM – 4:30 PM “Leading scientific team and project meetings.”

Day 2:

  • 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM “Hiring and retaining your science team. Selecting, interviewing, and orienting.
  • 12:00 PM – 12:45 PM – Break for lunch
  • 12:45 PM – 4:30 PM “Managing your science team: Setting goals, giving feedback and evaluating scientists, technical and administrative staff.”

Limited seating is available. You can register here.


Attending this event will count towards a certificate program that will start this fall. For this event to count towards the certificate program, you must attend both days. More information will be released soon.

This event is cosponsored by The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and Ohio State ADVANCE.