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Medical Research Council Overview

Swindon, Gloucestershire, South West England, England
1001 to 5000 employees
1913
Non-profit Organisation
Biotech & Pharmaceutical
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Sanger Institute, Wellcome Trust
Based on priorities set out on our Strategic plan, we invest in research on behalf of the UK tax payer. Our research has resulted in life-changing discoveries for over a hundred years. Scientists apply to the MRC for funding for their research and applications are reviewed by ... Read more

Mission: The MRC’s mission, as set out in our Royal Charter, is to:

Encourage and support research to improve human health
Produce skilled researchers
Advance and disseminate knowledge and technology to improve the quality of life and ... Read more

Medical Research Council Reviews

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    I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time

    Pros

    very good environment, equipment and research funding

    Cons

    salary not very satisfied, could be higher

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Medical Research Council Interviews

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    Trial Assistant Interview

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    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Medical Research Council.

    Interview

    Face to face for 25-30 mins, tour round the office, a quick 15 minute test
    face to face was with 3 different people. all very friendly and lovely. no immensely hard questions. nothing out of the ordinary. why you want to work for them, what you have learnt from work experience. test was also easy just had to work out how many supplies to send to someone then write an official letter.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain a clinical trial to someone who didn't know what they were
      What experience do you have with large databases
      How would you keep interest in a repetitive task
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