Trinity College Dublin

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Updated August 16, 2014
Updated August 16, 2014
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  1.  

    Flexible and collaborative atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As a student research assistant I had the opportunity to work with an academic with whom I shared interests and got along well, and this made the job very enjoyable and beneficial. I felt like I was a valued partner to my boss rather than a resource to be employed for his benefit alone. However, I imagine this could vary greatly between academics.

    Aside from this individual aspect of my job the great benefits were the flexibility, working remotely and at my own pace were encouraged, and the pay, other comparable jobs/internships are regularly unpaid. These were major advantages for me and meant that I could earn money and maintain a fantastic quality of life while in this position.

    Cons

    While there were many good aspects to this position, the actual daily work I was engaged in was very monotonous. I was essentially doing data entry for the duration of the employment and, while this was pleasantly stress free, it meant that I wasn't challenged or didn't progress my skills in any meaningful way. However, to his credit, my boss was aware of this and tried to involve me in the project he was working on in other ways as much as was possible.

    This wasn't an issue for me but working closely with one single academic has the potential to be hit and miss. A personality clash could sour the whole experience.

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    Great location, friendly co workers, pace of some processes can be a little frustrating.

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great central location, nice campus, pleasant staff, more freedom in work than you would get in industry, some of the equipment is of a very high standard, labs are well equipped

    Cons

    Delays in ordering, delays in having parts machined internally means projects don't progress at the pace you may wish

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  3.  

    Good chance to work with open-mind people

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good collabration with indestrial such as HP and Intel.

    Cons

    Not good economy in Ireland.

    Recommends
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    Very good place for a postdoc

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin as a contractor for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Very professional environment. Good university for research.

    Cons

    It's difficult to find good students interested in research.

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  6.  

    Atmosphere very dependent on department

    Former Employee - Research Fellow  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Situation in the heart of Dublin city is a big plus. Not too bureaucratic, especially if you are a good researcher you can step back from that as much as you wish.

    Cons

    The budget has been squeezed very hard. Unfortunately a large part of the cost base is attached to hte more senior staff whose salaries are protected, so junior staff bear the brunt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Short sighted cost cutting is a risky strategy.

  7.  

    Insider Friendly

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    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Adjunct Lecturer in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I gained experience when I was working towards my doctorate in teaching and in the year immediately following. Because I was already known to my colleagues I had lots of support within my department, and I had students who wanted to be there.

    Cons

    As in most universities, the paperwork required to get paid in a timely manner was outdated and an obstacle. Better attendance by supervisors in lectures would give credence to the class as well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your adjuncts kindly in this tough economic climate. It seems we're here to stay until the economy recovers.

    Recommends
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  8.  

    I am a research fellow at TCD carrying on an independent research program

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    Current Employee - Research Fellow  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Research Fellow in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    My fellowship (EMPOWER) is very good and gives you complete freedom to pursue an independent research program

    Cons

    Ireland is not doing great because of the crisis. Funding for science has been cut a lot. There is little hope to get a permanent position

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

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  9.  

    The Genetics Department is a great place to work in

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin

    Pros

    It is one of the best universities in Ireland.

    Cons

    Lack of communications between labs. There are not enough social activities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to be more well structured.

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  10.  

    Hard work, great resources for doing research

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist

    I have been working at Trinity College Dublin

    Pros

    Great resources (equipment, reagents).
    Lots of smart people, opportunities to teach or take courses in subjects that might benefit career later on.

    Cons

    No career progression possibilities for PostDocs. Limited communication between departments. IS Services makes life harder rather than easier. Admin staff are complacent and take months to process anything. Since it is near impossible to get rid of non-performing people in public service, lots of "dead weight" around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of non-performers.

    Recommends
  11.  

    A great summer job for a bit of cash and good work experience

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    Former Employee - Student Researcher  in  Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Former Employee - Student Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I worked at Trinity College Dublin

    Pros

    Worked in a nicely sized lab which wasn't too stressed or competitive, had good communication between all members of the lab and was a friendly work environment. Good support for things I was not familiar with from all people.

    Cons

    My lab was removed from the main campus and I had to get a lot of things sorted out there in terms of paperwork. They could have done without some of the unnecessary red tape and had better office hours to save me time and hassle.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make bureaucracy less of an issue for students and workers, communicate more with them as well and stay in touch with their work

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