Launch projects with your own team Although they are primarily experts in their fields, professors naturally take on management tasks. Leadership skill can have a positive impact on your career and can be measured in terms of supervising junior researchers or attending trainings. A good proof is also if you have been awarded a research project, allowing you to recruit and supervise employees in your own project. After 4 years of postdoctoral research work, you are eligible to apply for SNSF project funding. As an assistant professor at the HSG you are entitled to submit project applications and applications for start-up financing to the Basic Research Fund (GFF).