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The University of North Carolina System Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

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  1. "Postdoctoral Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very supportive enviornment, very nice colleagues. People are passionate about making real contribution to the world.

    Cons

    The whole institution is arrogant. They forget whole big the world is out there. They are not the only one or the best one.

    The University of North Carolina System2017-07-30
  2. "Postdoc experience was great"

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      Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 

      I worked at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Location is awesome. People to work with are great

      Cons

      Not too much was negative for my time in UNC

      The University of North Carolina System2017-02-09
    • "Postdoctoral research associate"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System for less than a year

        Pros

        It is fun to think, calculate, and write for molecular biophysics theory.

        Cons

        Low salary and one year contract

        Advice to Management

        I want to keep on my carrier with any position related to biophysics in US and CANADA.

        The University of North Carolina System2016-06-29
      • "Better than Duke!!!"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Charlotte, NC

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Greatest university in the world. I wouldn't give anything for the opportunities it has presented me

        Cons

        It's academia, so good luck feeling good about yourself and your underpaid status!

        The University of North Carolina System2016-04-22
      • "Great Environment, Research Dollars Getting Tighter"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        The chemistry department is full of really intelligent, hard working, great people. The research being done is excellent. The Chapel Hill/Carrboro/Durham/Raleigh area is a great place to spend time.

        Cons

        The department doesn't devote a lot of resources to professional development, it's pretty much completely up to your advisor. I suppose this is the same system that's in place at most universities, but it can still be frustrating to balance getting your work done with figuring out what's next (given the temporary nature of a postdoc position).

        Advice to Management

        Try to figure out a way to raise graduate student stipends and postdoc salaries. Invest in more professional development for graduate and postdoctoral researchers outside of their respective labs.

        The University of North Carolina System2015-12-16
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        "Great place to work"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        Great location, relatively good benefits, good public transportation system, access to state employees credit union, normal NIH postdoc salary, but lower cost of living than other places in the country

        Cons

        Some people have the typical state-employee mentality, just working enough to get retirement, sometimes one has to create work-arounds or be creative to get things accomplished within the system

        Advice to Management

        reward people who make exceptional contributions, not those who have the typical state-employee mentality

        The University of North Carolina System2015-01-27
      • "Supportive environment for postdoctoral training"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
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        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        There is actually an Office of Postdoctoral Affairs where postdocs can go to get advice on such topics as resumes/CVs, interviewing strategies, and grant writing. The OPA often puts together events in conjunction with other organizations on campus (e.g., NC Tracs, or other academic institutions) that are usually free (or low cost) such as career fairs or career development symposiums). Reasonable cost of living (having...

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        Cons

        To get the most out of medical insurance, you're encouraged to go to the student health center, which may not always provide the best care. Coverage for dental insurance is an extra cost. Out-of-pocket expenses for basic dental care at UNC are about $200 unless you're fortunate enough to win in the lottery for a free basic check up for which students and staff enter for a drawing. Parking on campus is also very...

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        Advice to Management

        Consider adding more in-person sessions for postdocs that discuss retirement and health benefits. Consider subsidizing some of the costs for dental insurance.

        The University of North Carolina System2014-11-17
      • "a good neplace to do research"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        I am in the Biochemistry and Biophysics department. The lab layout is open space lab which promote member interaction between labs and resource sharing.

        Cons

        Parking is very limited. Most of the employees park outside of the campus and take bus to come into the campus.

        Advice to Management

        Benefit is ok. Working culture is pretty good. People are friendly and willing to help. A good place to start a career.

        The University of North Carolina System2014-06-07
      • "good place for meeting with smart people"

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        Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Chapel Hill, NC
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at The University of North Carolina System full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        learning new cutting edged techniques

        Cons

        not very good compensation and benefits to support to family members

        The University of North Carolina System2012-08-05
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