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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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    Great people to work with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Animal Technician
    Former Employee - Animal Technician

    I worked at Medical Research Council as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of of opportunities for career progression and good working hours

    Cons

    Routine work and time pressures

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    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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