Lead Projects

Beyond an ability to work well with other (see below), successfully leading projects requires strategic planning, behaving professional and ethically, as well as obtaining and managing project funds.

Ethical & Professional Conduct: Ensure ethical practices in all aspects of research including intellectual property, data management, confidentiality, and collegiality. Demonstrate ethical behaviour: integrity, honesty, and accountability. Learn from mistakes. Practice sustainability and act responsibly with the interests of the larger community and its future in mind.

Finances & Funding: Identify opportunities and apply for funding (e.g., fellowships, grants, scholarships). Manage finances and risks. Estimate costs and deliver projects on-budget.

Project & Time Management: Plan projects and tasks, including time, workload, and resources. Develop and prioritize strategic and tactical goals. Persevere and deal with competing pressures.