Building a research programme in a competitive field is a daunting journey that most, if not all, new faculty navigate as they begin their independent career. This journey can be an enjoyable adventure as we carve out our own unique space in the vast landscape of biological science.
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Ditlev, J.A. Voices of the new generation: establishing yourself as a PI in a competitive field. Nat Rev Mol Cell Biol 22, 710 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41580-021-00409-y