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Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

ProsBright colleagues from around the world, with usually cutting-edge science. Tons of good seminar talks throughout the year. Good core resources and expertise around to do what you need to do. If a staff member, Harvard Benefits are great.

ConsIf you get a special external postdoctoral fellowship award, be prepared for Harvard trying to milk you for what money they can get. You will also lose some benefits (e.g., retirement savings account options). Culture of "prove yourself" and collective-induced feelings of "am I good enough to be here" gets a bit tiresome after a while.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Research Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: accesrlds to top researchers and the best university in the… Cons: most positions of this type relies on soft money Advice to Senior Management: no advice Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Probably one of the best places to do postdoc, but think twice before continuing with postdoc fellowship

    Postdoctoral Fellow (Current Employee) Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at Harvard University full-time for more than a year

    Pros: Most Harvard postdocs are smart people, thus it creates engaging environment. The funding… Cons: Too much competition, lack of mentoring, some indifferent colleagues, uncertain future. Low pay, which is typical of postdoc positions. We're told that we are… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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