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"Non-existing career development opportunities within the institute"

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Current Employee - Staff Scientist in La Jolla, CA
Current Employee - Staff Scientist in La Jolla, CA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Top research institute with great core facilities.
International workforce.
Enthusiastic and hard working postdocs.
Culture of sharing the reagents and collaborating.
Great location in La Jolla -next to other high-ranking institutions and great nature theoretically good for your lifestyle (if you find the time - see cons)

Cons

Career development ipossibilities non-existent within the institute. Do not have illusions that you will advance from post-doc beyond staff scientist / research assistant professor level.
Huge institutional overhead on grants disqualifies you from applying to many grants.
No time for private life, very poor work/personal life ratio - not recommended for persons with families.

Advice to Management

Establish a path for outstanding postdocs to become PIs (including institutional support for grants, granting conditional independent status to allow applications for federal grants).
Lower overhead on grants.
Stop furhter fragmentation of the institute between different geographical locations - detrimental both financially and for coherence of the institute.

Other Employee Reviews for Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute

  1. "Great research environment for those transitioning between or interested in both academia and industry"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Current Employee - Research Technician in La Jolla, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very collaborative environment, very well-funded with excellent core facilities. Basic research oriented but also with a hand in drug discovery and development; pointed research with a medical purpose.

    Cons

    Compensation will be much less than in biopharmaceutical companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Nice place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great place. Good study enviroment

    Cons

    More improvement for a better program

    Advice to Management

    Good work has been done for the graduate program. Very nice organization. Good benefits

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