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Oxford University Post Doctoral Research Assistant Reviews

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  • Work life balance is non existent for most science departments, but that is expected (in 18 reviews)

  • Oxford is very expensive to live in, particularly on a PhD stipend (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent first post-doc in Oxford"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working environment and friendly coworkers. First and second post doc positions have been similar and worthwhile. Research is fun and interesting with good development progress.

    Cons

    Teaching opportunities have been fine and easily attainable for me as I was an undergraduate here, however many colleagues haven't been able to get experience.

    Advice to Management

    Post docs should be found college affiliation.


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    "Good place to do research work"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Life and work balance. Multiculture working place. A lot of internal support.

    Cons

    not much rewards and benefits


  3. "Decent pay, good career support and courses, great reputation"

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Research Assistant in Oxford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oxford University full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Reputation is excellent for future employment.
    Research is not notch.
    City is small enough to not feel overwhelming.

    Cons

    Services can be a little 2nd world (e.g IT).
    Quality of support entirely dependent on PI, not University.

    Advice to Management

    Put a university wide scheme in place to ensure all staff are routinely assessed for developmental needs.