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King's College London Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

Updated 2 November 2017
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  • With regard to yearly professional development review, the goal posts are not always clearly communicatied by senior management (in 12 reviews)

  • Postdoc factory - no interest in your career progression (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good resources, courses, and support. You will be surround by people ready to provide help when needed. Very flexible working hours to accommodate personal circumstances (remote working, late start/finish).

    Cons

    Short research associate contracts, usually 2 years. Not a great deal of team activities (to be fair this depend on supervisor).


  2. "Excellent workplace"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at King's College London full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very well connected with other universities with a lot of collaborative research programs. Excellent research facilities, state of the art equipment and easy access to cutting edge experimental methodologies

    Cons

    Campuses quite far from each other, the salary is relatively low for the amount of work that needs to be put in


  3. "Research Experience"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place where to do research and grow up. Tons of opportunities offered.

    Cons

    It is a huge university so you can get a bit lost sometimes.


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  5. "Research Associate"

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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at King's College London full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a world wide recognised University with a Good international Ranking in Research Science, Educatio. Good environment in general and locate in several campus across London.

    Cons

    Campus are not well connected between themselves. Little information for new workers and you have to look for it in an inmense website. Allowance does not increase since 2008 and minimal internal promotion for Post-Docs


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    "So much Bureaucracy"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at King's College London full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Prestigious University with great researchers

    Cons

    Postdoc factory - no interest in your career progression