Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

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Non-existing career development opportunities within the institute

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  • Work/Life Balance
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Current Employee - Staff Scientist in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in La Jolla, CA

I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

Pros

Top research institute with great core facilities.
International workforce.
Enthusiastic and hard working postdocs.
Culture of sharing the reagents and collaborating.
Great location in La Jolla -next to other high-ranking institutions and great nature theoretically good for your lifestyle (if you find the time - see cons)

Cons

Career development ipossibilities non-existent within the institute. Do not have illusions that you will advance from post-doc beyond staff scientist / research assistant professor level.
Huge institutional overhead on grants disqualifies you from applying to many grants.
No time for private life, very poor work/personal life ratio - not recommended for persons with families.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Establish a path for outstanding postdocs to become PIs (including institutional support for grants, granting conditional independent status to allow applications for federal grants).
Lower overhead on grants.
Stop furhter fragmentation of the institute between different geographical locations - detrimental both financially and for coherence of the institute.

No opinion of CEO

39 Other Employee Reviews for Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    Great research environment for those transitioning between or interested in both academia and industry

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    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, very well-funded with excellent core facilities. Basic research oriented but also with a hand in drug discovery and development; pointed research with a medical purpose.

    Cons

    Compensation will be much less than in biopharmaceutical companies in the area.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
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  2.  

    Great medical research institute in one of a greatest research hubs in the world.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

    Pros

    Very dynamic and highly efficient working atmosphere.

    Cons

    The PhD training programs are in infancy and demand better teaching commitments of the faculty.

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