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Postdoctoral Scholar at UCSF

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow  in  San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at UC San Francisco full-time for more than a year

Pros

Lots going on.
Some departments are growing - for example neuro

Cons

No money... have to get a grant to stay there, and almost impossible to get a grant.
Nothing changes... same ppl do almost the same studies over and over.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Fund more, allow more grants to be submitted, more resources for young investigators.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
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    A very pleasant working environment

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    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate III  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Staff Research Associate III in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The lab I worked for was really what made this job one of my favorites so far. They were like my family away from home. As long as we got our work done, we could take a long lunch or leave early every once in a while. Working at a world class research institute also led to six publications in 4 years. Plus I'm still being cited on new papers even though I left 2.5 years ago. There are also many opportunities to attend medical/health seminars and network with the medical school, receive scholarships for continuing education, and collaborate with other departments.

    Cons

    As with any lab job, the work can get monotonous. I felt like I mastered most of my responsibilities after 1 year. But this also gave me more time to expand my role, improve procedures and protocols, organize, be involved in the grant writing process, and learn more about the research itself (not just the bench work). Because of this, I received a promotion from SRA I to SRA II after 1.5 years.

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    UCSF is terrible working environment unless you are a manager

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    Former Employee - Analyst II  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst II in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at UC San Francisco full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - UCSF is a well known school

    Cons

    - Upper management could care less about staff
    - Terrible human resource staff
    - Few opportunities for growth in the academic environment if you are staff because PI's want to keep the money to themselves

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Start appreciating staff, regardless of their status in the workplace

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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