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Medical Research Council Overview

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Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England (UK)
1001 to 5000 employees
1913
Nonprofit Organization
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust
The Medical Research Council (MRC) is a not-for-profit UK government-financed organization that promotes and funds medical and other health-related research. Founded in 1913, MRC funding has been responsible for some of the biggest breakthroughs in life sciences, such as the ... Read more

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    I worked at Medical Research Council (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly stress free environment, plenty of scientific resources at disposal, some very interesting research themes, several international collaborations and multi-centre studies.

    Cons

    Sometimes a too laid back and easy going attitude ends up not getting things done proper and on time. Bureaucracy is one of the downside but I suppose that is to be expected in any government run organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Try to focus on talent rather than staff. Too much staff turnover due to management pushing down their own political agendas rather than thinking about scientific good.

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Medical Research Council Interviews

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    Research Assistant Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Medical Research Council.

    Interview

    Three people were on the panel and they were all very friendly and approachable. They asked me to tell them a little about myself, why I applied for the job and what type of experience I had. The whole interview only lasted 30 minutes.

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    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate a little on salary once I told them I would be finished with my Masters before starting the job.

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