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"Post Doctoral Research Associate"

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Former Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
Former Employee - Post Doctoral Research Associate in Saint Louis, MO
Doesn't Recommend

I worked at Washington University in St. Louis full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Access to and mentoring from faculty with high and consistent levels of federal funding.
Extensive academic resources for research and grant writing
Support staff are professional and willing to work through issues that arise
Excellent facilities
Superior Career Center staff for post-docs
Excellent health benefits

Cons

Inconsistent approaches to mentoring - not all post docs get the same level of mentoring or faculty investment
Faculty not able to assist pragmatically with job search
Poor and inconsistent links to valuable university resources
Very low pay
Expectation is that you will put career first, family and personal life on hold for duration of post doc.

Advice to Management

Make sure that post docs are aware of all university resources. During the job search, I was not encouraged or informed of the Career Center, which proved to be an invaluable resource that ultimately contributed to my employment after the post doc.

Other Employee Reviews for Washington University in St. Louis

  1. "Needs better promotion policies"

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

    I have been working at Washington University in St. Louis full-time

    Pros

    Great environment for progressive science and intellectual development

    Cons

    Processes move too slowly on non-academic side

    Advice to Management

    Look at turnover rate in various departments....there is a valid reason for the exits.


  2. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Washington University in St. Louis part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my work experience.

    Cons

    I don't have any Cons.

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to Management

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