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Updated October 17, 2017
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  1. "Research assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Cambridge part-time

    Pros

    Great community, vast network, excellent place to live

    Cons

    various departments, colleges, etc that have to coordinate both big and little things, sometimes leading to problems


  2. "Postdoctoral Fellow"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Berkeley, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's a great university with plenty of interesting activities around!

    Cons

    There isn't much of a nightlife unless you go to London (45 mins away)

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    working with smart people. Great place to do research

    Cons

    pay is not very good


  4. "PhD Student in Materials Science"

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

    Pros

    Great place to live and study. Join the Cambridge bubble! Possibly the best university in the world to do research

    Cons

    Can't think of anything negative.


  5. "Great place to work in an inspiring academic environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I worked at University of Cambridge (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great city, wonderful people and academic/college life like nowhere else in the world

    Cons

    salaries not great and need to be very lucky like I was to have a good supervisor/PI


  6. "PhD student"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Researcher in Lawrence, KS

    I worked at University of Cambridge (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Amazing place to study, great and inspiring teaching faculty

    Cons

    None really that I can think of. Well maybe the British weather


  7. "working as a postdoc"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great collaborations
    good facilities
    people from all over the world make it a fun place to be

    Cons

    they try to pay you as little as possible!

    Advice to Management

    do some managing

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    "Marie Curie Postodoctoral Fellow"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Fellow in Cambridge, MA
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    I have been working at University of Cambridge (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with international scientists

    Cons

    Cost of life and connectivity.


  9. "Postdoc at Cambridge"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
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    Pros

    There is a great research community and I find people willing to collaborate. It of course has a great reputation which helps to secure grants.

    Cons

    The pay here is relatively low as researchers do not need to be incentivized to work here. It can difficult to move up.


  10. "PhD Student at Cambridge"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at University of Cambridge full-time

    Pros

    Tremendous learning opportunities, highly recommended. College system within the university conducive to meeting people from across disciplines. International community is large and enriching.

    Cons

    Cambridge has a fantastic international reputation, but mapping experience on the US career ladder after degree may differ depending on your field of expertise.


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