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"Excellent support from a prestigious research council but poor stipend value compared to Wellcome Trust"

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Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
Current Employee - PhD Student- Immunology
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Approves of CEO

Pros

-Prestigious research funding body; even non-scientists know who they are
-Generous travel allowance (~ £500 p.a)
-Access to world-leading resources

Cons

-Stipend is CONSIDERABLY lower than those given by the Wellcome Trust or charities such as ARC or the MS society (these funding streams start at ~ £19,000- £21,000 p.a, MRC is around £13,000)

Advice to Management

Offer greater financial incentives for PhD students; there is a great disparity between your funding stream and projects in the charity / private sector.

Other Employee Reviews for Medical Research Council

  1. "a good place to get publications fast"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Scientist in Dundee, OR

    Pros

    very demanding environement but makes you progress in your career. Gets you publications, a good job and excellent recommendations to future employers.

    Cons

    A bit of a machine

    Advice to Management

    reward your employees.


  2. "Lab Immunologist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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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