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    Excellent collaborative environment and access to cutting-edge technologies. Many of the PI's are leading experts and pioneers in their respective fields. The office of career development provides excellent career resources and organizes extremely useful career development and networking programs. The Mission Bay campus is new, and very nice. Added perk of being in the vibrant city of San Francisco.


    Unfortunately I've encountered administrative hurdles due to the bureaucratic nature of UCSF from time to time. Also it's difficult to make ends meat on the stipend given the high cost of living in the bay area.

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    Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at UC San Francisco (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.


    I have talked for about half an hour with chief of the department. It was clear from the beginning that I was overqualified and instead of giving me details about the job (she actually said she has multiple positions) she spent the entire time criticizing my education and pretty much everything else she saw in my resume. I have had a bunch of other job interviews at UCSF and I have always met nice people. This is actually the only bad experience I ever had there.

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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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