What Do You Want from Your PI?

Boss surveyLast week, we asked everyone what they truly thought of the people they work for.  It was our turn to grade our PIs and supervisors.  The most popular response revealed that although things could certainly be worse, they could also be better (see Figure 1).

So what is it we’re actually looking for from our PI or supervisor?  It’s clear that the idea of an ideal boss is personal, so pick the three items most important to you.



Figure 1. Results of survey "How would you rate your boss?"

Figure 1. Results of survey "How would you rate your boss?"


What do you want most from your PI? (select up to three)

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  1. 13columns

    wrote on February 9, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    you seem to have forgotten to include "a raise" on the list…

  2. necrotic

    wrote on June 7, 2010 at 9:26 am

    Is it expected, surprising or scary that "Ethical guidance" came in dead last? Given the wave of recent paper retractions, I'm going with the latter…

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    wrote on September 22, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    […] an earlier poll on BenchFly, one of the most popular requests people had of their PIs was a good letter of […]

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