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Samuel Hawgood
12 Ratings

    Interesting and diverse work environment

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Research Associate III in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 3 years


    I previously worked in industry, and I have found that at UCSF I was quickly introduced to a wider variety of techniques and skills than in prior employment. The work is generally interesting and the postdocs and intelligent and energetic. I find that most staff members work regular hours and the benefits are good.


    Job stability is a problem, since it is difficult to sustain reliable grant funding. The pay tends to be lower than in industry. Sometimes the principle investigators are less focused, quirkier and capable of managing than the research directors in industry, although this statement can be disputed, I am sure.

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    The management has to spend most of the time looking for funding in a decreasing pool of resources, making it difficult to focus or take risks. Try to maintain an interest in the science, rather than positioning towards the funding. Of course, this is difficult, and I don't envy you the responsibility.

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UC San Francisco Interviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014

Interview Experience

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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    SRA II Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at UC San Francisco in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    Hired as a lab assistant (per referral from friend) and then employed full-time as SRA I, was promoted to SRA II after two years of experience. Interview was difficult, required knowledge and experience of basic molecular lab protocols.

    Interview Questions
    • How does this fit into your long-term goals?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, was only offered base pay.
    Accepted Offer
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    Difficult Interview

UC San Francisco Awards & Accolades

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Best Places to Work for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2012
Best Workplaces for Commuters, National Center for Transit Research at USF, 2010

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Website www.ucsf.edu
Headquarters San Francisco, CA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1864
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $10 to $25 million (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The leading university exclusively focused on health, UC San Francisco is driven by the idea that when the best research, the best education and the best patient care converge, great breakthroughs are achieved. All four UCSF professional schools, virtually all UCSF graduate programs, UCSF Medical Center and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital consistently rank among the best in... More

Mission: UC San Francisco's overarching mission is "advancing health worldwide."

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