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Universität Basel Reviews

Updated July 17, 2017
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  1. "Low salary - otherwise fine"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Universität Basel full-time

    Pros

    - Infrastructure and lab spaces were great
    - Very professional administration
    - Work in a very diverse environment
    - Located in the middle of Basel-Town

    Cons

    - Salary at Biozentrum was low compared to Swiss or Basel standards. Reason for that was never communicated
    - No room for social gathering and networking
    - No interesting benefits

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more in the researchers
    - Build more longterm career opportunities for postdoctoral researchers.
    - Think more of ways to create am environment for social interactions.


  2. "Biozentrum Basel - Postdoc"

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    Former Employee - Postdoc-Wissenschaftler in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Postdoc-Wissenschaftler in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High-end equipment, relaxed and open culture. a lot of exchange and collaboration between research groups. Independent research possible.

    Cons

    Old building and facilities, but construction of a new one is ongoing.
    No career path after postdoc, few staff scientist positions.

    Advice to Management

    Implementation of modern leadership and management styles would be appreciated. More female group leaders would be an asset. Formal networking events within the institute.

  3. "PhD candidate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universität Basel full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Salary and great work environment
    - Reputed Institute

    Cons

    - Not everybody speaks english


  4. "Research"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Graduate Research Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Universität Basel full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Healthy working environment, Good administration.

    Cons

    None so far, right place to work.


  5. "Too many little Napoleans"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Universität Basel full-time

    Pros

    Close contact with drug companies and ETHZ domain. City is adjacent to France and Germany.

    Cons

    Natives suffer from ex-patriot fatigue, and most ex-patriots are money seeking, so the social scene is quite dead.

    Advice to Management

    Be less dictatorial.


  6. "PostDoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    good access to material, facilities, close to France and Germany

    Cons

    should increase the number of permanent positions for researchers


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Basel is better"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Universität Basel full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and funding for research

    Cons

    Not vaiable city. Almost dead at the weekend.

  8. "Fnrs reasearcher"

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    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Former Employee - Research Assistant in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Universität Basel (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Indipendence, learning, international place of work, not formal place of work.

    Cons

    Few possibilities to join a permanent position, salary is not high comparing to other swiss salaries.

    Advice to Management

    -


  9. "Not easy for international workers to integrate into the system."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Lots of foreign researchers that are helpful and friendly

    Cons

    All communication from the university has been in German.


  10. "No"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Basel (Switzerland)
    Recommends

    Pros

    biozentrum has a good atmosphere and all peaple are very competent in area of expertise.

    Cons

    very satifying with all aspects of work. Recommend this work location.

    Advice to Management

    No


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