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17 days ago

Human Resources Director - Stanford University

Stanford University Palo Alto, CA

The Human Resources Director serves as a strategic human resources advisor for the senior leadership team for DoR. The successful candidate will… CareerBuilder


17 days ago

Recruiter/ Employment Specialist 2

Stanford University Palo Alto, CA

Stanford University is one of Silicon Valley's largest and most unique employers. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote… CareerBuilder


30+ days ago

Finance Specialist

Stanford University Stanford, CA

If you enjoy providing quantitative and strategic financial assessments, budget pre-work, forecast and trend analyses, consider your life’s work at… Beyond.com


5 days ago

Post-doctoral Researcher

Stanford University Stanford, CA

The ideal post-doctoral candidate would have previous experience in either ischemia-reperfusion injury or pain research fields. Candidates with a… Jobg8


27 days ago

Senior Communications Specialist

Stanford University Stanford, CA

include, but are not limited to, those noted below: COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING AND EVALUATION (20%)- Identify client-related change management issues… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Senior Director of Finance & Administration

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Senior Director of Finance and Administration, Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning JOB PURPOSE:The Senior Director of Finance and… Ivy Exec


4 days ago

Technical Manager

Stanford University Stanford, CA

JOB PURPOSE:Execute substantial technical and managerial eorts within a large department or with university-wide focus. Exercise major programmatic… Ivy Exec


4 days ago

Financial Aid Analyst

Stanford University Stanford, CA

include but are not limited to:Provides end-to-end management and oversight of more than 350 MD Financial Aid applications annuallyServes as the loan… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Associate Director of Development Dean of Research External Relations

Stanford University Stanford, CA

Stanford University seeks a talented, experienced development officer to join the Dean of Research development team to help expand the philanthropic… Ivy Exec


30+ days ago

Director, Fan Experience

Stanford University Stanford, CA

of essential job functions: Develop game timelines, PA scripts, and manage the execution of in-venue game presentation.Coordinate, plan and fulfill… Ivy Exec


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    Pros

    Amazing colleagues, world class facilities, beautiful location. Stanford is incredible strong in the biological sciences, with a bias towards experimental efforts. The benefits are fantastic, as is the more general social offerings for students and postdocs. The institutions name brings many talented individuals to campus, and also helps with future job prospects

    Cons

    Competitive culture lurks below surface. While the relaxed Californian attitude is clear at Stanford, there are obviously strong competitive forces at work, and despite their prestigious positions, many PIs are poor managers of the talented people they have in their labs. For those in experimental work, the strong focus on high impact work, means that many grad students and postdocs may work on single projects lasting several years with the sole aim of a high impact publication. This means that for those who are not fortunate enough to lad an exciting results, they will be rather empty handed. PIs with big labs assume that not all projects will work, but a fraction will, allowing continued high level output, however, typically at the cost of burning junior trainees.

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