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Great place to do graduate research in any biomedical field

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Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN (US)
Former Employee - Graduate Student in Nashville, TN (US)

I worked at Vanderbilt University full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Cutting-edge research, PhD students receive highly-competitive stipends, free health insurance, rec. center, and waiver of tuition

Cons

Academic researchers aren't fully focused on training and preparing you for your next career move. They're focused on getting funding and doing research.

Advice to Management

Continue to provide career development source through routes other than advisers. Even my adviser who I consider to be top-notch could've done better to clue me in on some things. For example, I had looked for positions at PUI's and liberal arts colleges that don't require a postDoc but wasn't informed about the seasonal nature of such position announcements. They come out in October. That one piece of knowledge up front would've saved me a lot of frustration looking for such positions during the off-season.

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  1. Very good school to study

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University

    Pros

    very nice environment, good professors.

    Cons

    location is not good nor job searching

  2. great workplace, great medical benefits

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    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN (US)
    Current Employee - Research Assistant in Nashville, TN (US)

    I have been working at Vanderbilt University part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    1. small class size
    2. research oriented university
    3. big medical school
    4. great medical benefits
    It is premier school located in relatively quiet laid back city. The paycheck(for research assistants) is quite good but cost of living is also high. But main thing is that you will always find funds to support you. So if you get admission, be assure that you will graduate without worrying about costs. If some professor is ready to hire you as RA then okay but if not they will keep you as TA. So no worries there.

    Cons

    Depends on department and adviser/boss
    work can be stressful sometimes

    Advice to Management

    Be more professional

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