Links you might find useful
This is a great website that also had the “honor” of an unfortunate form of flattery, it was plagiarized.
Free poster templates (if you don’t mind yours looking like everyone’s)
Tips on lab notebooks
Colin Purrington’s tips on labnotebooks
Rice University’s lab notebook guidelines
Dr. Brett Couch, U. Minnesota lab notebook guide (warning, it’s a pdf)
Assumes that you’re using carbon paper. I prefer Purrington’s approach of photographing pages and uploading them to a cloud archive such as dropbox or box.
NIH offers a pdf of a slide show on lab notebooks
How to request recommendation letters
Dynamic Ecology post on parental leave policies for postdocs at various institutions.
Tips on writing
Great blog post by @KateClancy on how to write a paper and respond to reviewers’ comments