Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

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Updated April 9, 2015
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  1. I had a great experience working at this institute.

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ii is an institute with great scientists, amazing group of core facilities and personnel and very safe, friendly, and encouraging work environment.

    Cons

    Not many multidisciplinary lectures, institute is mainly focused on cancer biology and does not have a very active research students association.

    Advice to Management

    The institute should organize frequent career guidance seminars. If the core facilities can give a 30 minute, once a month, short presentation about data analysis, it would be awesome. The institute can have a bigger lecture hall and should invite speakers from diverse fields, basic and applied.

  2. Great!

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    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Lab Assistant in San Diego, CA

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The employees are very nice and act professionally.

    Cons

    No con, the job just wasn't for me.

    Advice to Management

    none.

  3. I believe SBMRI can be one of top place to experience science, collaboration, and good environment.

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    Former Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA
    Former Employee - Post Doc in La Jolla, CA

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well balanced environmental condition for science and family.

    Cons

    Too much focused on cancer.

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  5. Exciting academic experience.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Pros

    Science level is high. Interesting and exciting, good place to study. Colaborating atmosphere.

    Cons

    As a job, long work hours and get paid less. Different depending on lab, but in general, postdoc's salary is low for highly educated scientist nation wide and hard to make living with it.

    Advice to Management

    No protection for postdoc workers. PI can order whatever, and postdoc have to swallow it. Union or law would help. No future direction other than becoming a PI.

  6. Great research environment for those transitioning between or interested in both academia and industry

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, very well-funded with excellent core facilities. Basic research oriented but also with a hand in drug discovery and development; pointed research with a medical purpose.

    Cons

    Compensation will be much less than in biopharmaceutical companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  7. Great medical research institute in one of a greatest research hubs in the world.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Pros

    Very dynamic and highly efficient working atmosphere.

    Cons

    The PhD training programs are in infancy and demand better teaching commitments of the faculty.

  8. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Caring supervisor, nurturing staff members. They were all very kind to their student workers. They are very flexible about work and class schedules.

    Cons

    Everything's good. I can't think of any cons

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