I worked at UC Santa Barbara part-time (More than 5 years)
Great environment, many bright researchers, lots of cross-disciplinary collaboration, beautiful location
No major cons come to mind
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UC Santa Barbara (Isla Vista, CA) in August 2014.
The interview process was very simple and straightforward. They are very understanding of students and the work environment in there. You simply apply online and they ask to interview and then decide if you get hired. I would recommend bringing a resume with you to the interview as it helped my friend who was also applying for the job get hired.
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