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International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research  
International Journal of Scientific & Technology Research

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ISSN 2277-8616

Getting Along With Others In The Research Career: A Note To The Biomedical Research Student

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Thomas Kwaku Karikari



Index Terms: - Getting along, research, career, student, biomedical, supervisor, laboratory



Abstract: - A career in the biomedical research path deserves a long-term commitment that centers around building rapport with the people who make substantial contributions to your professional growth and success. Succeeding as a research student requires effective collaboration with others. Your thesis supervisor, the post-doctoral fellow in your group, colleague students in the lab, the lab technician, the research assistant, the IT expert, the administrative secretary, the library staff, etc, are all very vital to the progress of your research training than you might envisage. There is therefore the need to be abreast with how to build and maintain good relations with such key people who matter in your training and beyond. This paper outlines the importance of these colleagues, how to establish good working relations with them regardless of your diversities, how to live with the people with whom you do not have a natural fit, and how to manage the difficult times in life as a research student. Creating a well nurtured, coordinated and managed relationship with your colleague scientists will go a long way to make life as a research student much easier for you.



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