University of North Carolina

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Academic Research

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Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC
Current Employee - Research Specialist in Chapel Hill, NC

I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 10 years)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
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Recommends
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

A chance to do interesting work with interesting people. Good benefits.

Cons

The pay is much lower than in industry. Raises at the whim of state government. Very difficult to get a promotion unless you change positions. The support positions don't reward for experience. There seems to be a high turnover in faculty lately, probably due to the low pay and no research funding support.

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  1. Outstanding university with top-notch research but limited opportunities for advancement

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Research Assistant Professor in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Outstanding intellectual environment, great scientific resources, great seminars, excellent colleagues, entire health insurance premium for employees are paid by university, retirement contributions by university are good

    Cons

    Low pay, very limited job security (depends on grant renewals), limited career advancement at the university, expected to work long hours, difficult at times to balance work and family life

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay


  2. Ideal for those interested in pursuing an academic career, not conducive for preparing for other scientific careers

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Chapel Hill, NC

    I have been working at University of North Carolina full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Independence - particularly on projects
    Project Management - lots of opportunities for this as a postdoc in larger labs with undergraduate and graduate students
    Flexibility - depending on the lab you can have reasonable work/life balance

    Cons

    Limited support for jobs outside of academia
    Overwhelmed/disconnected PIs

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes PIs are overwhelmed with responsibilities, especially given the funding situation and there are long delays in feedback on your work.


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