Time Management in the Lab


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When you are working at the bench and taking on other tasks, time management becomes crucial. 

As a postdoc or graduate student, time is an invaluable resource. For me, there are basically three aspects that make time spent in the lab more efficient. I will try to outline them below.

1) Avoid the e-mail trap.

Although I always felt like spending a lot of time going through e-mails was not a great use of lab time, the wake-up call came after I attended a workshop for postdocs on how to increase productivity.