I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than a year
Pros – Intelligent professors and research opportunities
Cons – none that I know of
Advice to Senior Management – keep up the good work
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company
2013-11-25 14:37 PST
I have been working at University of Glasgow full-time for more than 3 years
Pros – Availability of hi-tech devices for research. Leading researchers in life science are available to share knowledge and experience right next door. The architecture of the building as an open plan research lab allows easy communication between lab groups and fellow PhD students.
Cons – Work/life balance is very hard to attain. We are expected to work long hours and often work weekends. It is very hard for people that have children.
2013-11-10 01:47 PST
I worked at University of Glasgow
Pros – Excellent, world-class and stimulating research environment.
Good facilities and excellent support and guidance from from the research management (although this can be somewhat group dependent - maybe I was lucky).
Typically limited duration contracts, but good once you get on the rolling grants - in my experience, if you're any good, the management will do amazing feats of juggling to keep you regardless of funding problems.
Cons – Limited chance of career advancement in research-only - as normal, to advance, you need to teach and the term time load can be rather high (supervision and not much else) - although some opportunities do exist.
Advice to Senior Management – In general, good job! Keep a eye on the teaching time load to ensure the university can keep its world-class research status. More opportunities for research-only posts (and advancement there) would be welcome (although noted that teaching is the primary function of universities!)
Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend
2010-08-20 07:56 PDT
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