I am the Junior research scientist at my company and I have reason to believe that the Senior research scientist is about to resign (there are only 3 of us). He may not...but I want to be prepared when I walk in after the Labor Day holiday and my work load is doubled.
What steps I can take to prepare?
Also, there's going to be a "power" vacuum and I want to gain as much responsibility as I can without being a punk about it.
What should I watch out for in the wake of this resignation?