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"Conducting R&D, with heavy focus on laboratory work"

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Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
Current Employee - Research Fellow in Singapore (Singapore)
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Pros

In general, NUS has world class facilities for conducting R&D and it is currently investing efforts and resources to bring up the safe work culture and work-life balance.

Cons

Unless you are hired as a tenured staff (academic) or for administrative purposes, there's no clear career path set out for young, inspiring, junior R&D staff. Most of the fellowship are open for all from around the globe, and therefore the competition is intense. In addition, be prepared to work over-time from time to time as the PIs here are demanding and seldom they could execute much needed time management in their projects, and they would ask the staffs for results over a short phone call to be delivered over short time span.

Advice to Management

I would urge the senior management to rethink and reconstruct the way the research projects are sought, managed and delivered. Also, put in sufficient resources to help junior R&D staffs for a better career paths.

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  1. "good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    very good place to study and live. should be a good place to start a career if you would like to do research

    Cons

    not very much. The diversity is not very high. You cannot expect the tier 1 level of research and people here


  2. "neutral"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    it is a lot of freedom to do what you like at work.

    Cons

    The funding constraint is a big problem for a lab and the discussion among lab members is not enough

    Advice to Management

    funding is lacking to the basic research labs

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