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Supervising students in the lab is an important part of the work of postdocs, and, along with some teaching (demonstrations, tutorials, lectures...) and mentoring, provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation of researchers.

Teaching and supervision experience are essential to apply for lectureships but not only; they also contribute to developing the communication and the people management skills required in many employment sectors.

Transfering knowledge and keeping students motivated is not an easy task though and the resources below should be of help!