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postdoctoral salary at umass medical school

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Current Employee - Postdoctoral  in  Worcester, MA
Current Employee - Postdoctoral in Worcester, MA

I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than a year

Pros

Salary is not controlled by the SChool. Everything is up to a PI. My PI pays postdocs with 3 years of experience 36000 per year. While NIH guidance is 46000

Cons

Nice weather :-) and save location

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    negative experience working there

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    Current Employee - Instructor  in  Worcester, MA
    Current Employee - Instructor in Worcester, MA

    I have been working at UMass Medical School full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It's a project driven environment in the medical school. You will learn a lot hands on skills for doing practical research. The team I have been work with is productive.

    Cons

    Don't expect too much independent time for doing your own research is you don't have your own funding. The pay is in the lower part of the market, given the living cost of Worcester is fairly high. Gym, cafeteria are terrible, benefits are so so.

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  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Charlestown location is an unstable place to work

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    Former Employee - Associate II  in  Charlestown, MA
    Former Employee - Associate II in Charlestown, MA

    I worked at UMass Medical School full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits vacations and really high starting salaries. Lots of perks like reduced insurance and cell phone plans and flexible work schedules.

    Cons

    This place operates on emotions and whether or not you are in the in crowd; Its worst than high school. There will be no career path or chance for advancement if they don't like you. The directors/managers are a tight knit group; they block you from moving to other departments by sharing their jaded opinions of staff with each other and basically blacklist you from other positions. This means if you are fed up with the way they treat you, your only recourse is the door. For this reason the turnover rate is high. I would not recommend anyone leave a stable position to work at UMMS. It is an extremely difficult place to navigate.

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    The Director’s have too much power and autonomy; they are a self governing community devoid of any consequences or repercussions for the actions they take against their staff. Together they pressure and intimidate the Executive Director and he does what they want. The powers that be in Worcester need to take a hard look at what goes on in Charlestown.

    Doesn't Recommend
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