We highly value collaboration and team science, as we think this is the best way to move ideas forward and conquer interdisciplinary questions with multimodal methods in meaningful way. We believe that both our mistakes and failed attemps, next to hopefully novel discoveries, can help others.
Below you find core values of the lab.
We believe that asking questions and questioning ideas is important. Therefor we recommend and practise asking questions whenever the oppertunity arises.
As our lab is based in two institutes, (online) communication is key. We have regular sprints with the lab, and weekly group meetings and other meetings during the week.
Though scientific practise is team-work, we believe self-initiative is part of the fun. I am honored to provide a place and broad idea for projects, I expect you to develop your own ideas and thoughts with my help.
Science is to be shared, and sometimes two lines of code say more than a 1000 words. We try to make our code, maps and papers openly accessable, and are part of open science initiative at the Max Planck Institute.
Learning is not only about receiving but also about giving back. Learn to transfer your skills and help and teach others in the lab and beyond and take pride in their success.
Please be considerate and respect each other in and outside of the lab. Life and work can be stressful, but acknowledge others for their support. Please be kind to yourself and others.
In our team, we have a strict policy against racism, sexism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, ableism, and any other type of bigotry. It is important for all new members and visitors to familiarize themselves with the established norms within our lab. If an individual exhibits prejudiced behavior or engages in discriminatory acts, it is expected that other lab members will promptly address the issue on the spot.
I am there to help and support you and your science (but I don't have all the answers).
You can expect me to uphold the labs values. I'll do my very best to make your time in my group a valuable learning experience where you feel safe, can have fun, and can grow as a scientist.