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

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
Recommends
Approves of CEO

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 Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for Medical Research Council

  1. Good place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, try to act with decency, some very good science

    Cons

    Progression limited, at least for some.

    Advice to Management

    Getting things done can be slow, although better than most public sector organisations


  2. a good place to get publications fast

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

    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 Management

    reward your employees.


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