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Current Employee - Senior Research Associate  in  Stanford, CA
Current Employee - Senior Research Associate in Stanford, CA

I have been working at Stanford University

Pros

You have flexible hours, scientific freedom, and are surrounded by some of the best scientists in the world.

Cons

It is very hard to get a permanent position as a PhD scientist (unless you are a prof), so think of it as a place to learn and then find somewhere else.

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    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant  in  Stanford, CA
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Stanford, CA

    I worked at Stanford University

    Pros

    Beautiful campus, grad students are well paid, unparalleled access to equipment

    Cons

    It can be a high pressure environment, depending on which group you are in.

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    Good research experience

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher  in  Stanford, CA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Stanford, CA

    I have been working at Stanford University

    Pros

    Great place for collaboration. Number of amazing postdocs who can run their own labs but still stuck here due to limited number of academic jobs.

    Cons

    No work life balance. "Work until you produce the beautiful graph and we dont care how mnay hours a week you put in" seems to be the motto of this place.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please appreciate the fact that research is a noble cause and postdocs work for peanuts ! So please create a safety net and monitor the PI -postdoc relationships. Encourage postdoc committees that
    work like grad student committees.

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