An Intense Start to an Army Science Supervisory Role
Author : Vanessa R. Melanson, PhD
The first three months of any job can cause trepidation because it’s like the proverbial black box, especially being in the military. As an Army Microbiologist in a research job, you should have the normal duties of a research scientist such as writing grants and scientific papers, running a laboratory, mentoring technicians, and teaching classes. However, in actuality, you can be faced with anything, including additional duties immediately after arriving at a new job, which is what happened to me.