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Excellent support from a prestigious research council but poor stipend value compared to Wellcome Trust

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Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology

I have been working at Medical Research Council

Pros

-Prestigious research funding body; even non-scientists know who they are
-Generous travel allowance (~ £500 p.a)
-Access to world-leading resources

Cons

-Stipend is CONSIDERABLY lower than those given by the Wellcome Trust or charities such as ARC or the MS society (these funding streams start at ~ £19,000- £21,000 p.a, MRC is around £13,000)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Offer greater financial incentives for PhD students; there is a great disparity between your funding stream and projects in the charity / private sector.

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  1. Amazing Work Experience in MRC, The Gambia.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    Real experience in the three subdivision of Clinical Labs: Haematology, Biochemistry and Microbiology. Experience high volume of sample processing. Ideal work experience/holiday.

    Cons

    Outdated equipment and machine. High work load due to high number of patient samples.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get new analyzers!

  2. a good place to get publications fast

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

    I have been working at Medical Research Council

    Pros

    very demanding environement but makes you progress in your career. Gets you publications, a good job and excellent recommendations to future employers.

    Cons

    A bit of a machine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reward your employees.

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