Nurture your inner leader.

The Scientific Leadership and Management Skills Course

The Scientific Leadership and Management Skills (SLMS) Course -- targeted at senior postdocs -- is recommended for those who are about to lead research groups. It's modeled after the successful course designed by Howard Hughes Medical Institute and makes use of the HHMI publication Making the Right Moves: A Practical Guide to Scientific Management for Postdocs and New Faculty. Course topics include:

cover of S L M S course materials

  • Influencing Others: Motivating, Managing Conflict, "Leading Up"
  • Vision: Advancing Your Research Program
  • Staffing Your Research Group: Recruiting the Best
  • Influencing Others: Difficult Conversations and Negotiations
  • Inclusive Leadership Practices



Applying for the Course

  • Applications are closed.
  • The course will be held on February 1, 8 and 15, 2023 at UCSF, Mission Bay, Genentech Hall, Byers Auditorium (in-person only)
  • Course fee for UCSF postdocs is $95, which includes course materials and meals.
    • Postdocs may pay for the course using lab, department or grant/fellowship funds.
    • Some scholarships will be available.
  • For additional information about the SLMS Course, contact us via email.
  • Hosted by UCSF, Gladstone Institutes, UC Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, and Genentech.