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US Naval Research Laboratory NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

Updated 23 Jan 2019

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  1. "Great People, Underfunded, Facilities are falling into disrepair"

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    Former Employee - NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in Broomfield, CO

    I worked at US Naval Research Laboratory for more than a year

    Pros

    Working at NRL allows you to work on excellent research projects with a quality team of people

    Cons

    1) Government bureaucracy! 2) Facilities are falling apart. Some of the buildings need to be demolished, but they're standing due to some federal rules. Almost every roof is leaking. 3) Stinky neighbors! Sometime the smell of blue plains (DC's biggest water treatment plant) wafts over to us.

    Advice to Management

    NRL needs a larger workforce and better facilities. They would do well to open up more positions for undergraduate interns as well as scientist positions at multiple levels. Having high level scientist doing all the work is not efficient.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2019-01-23
  2. "Fantastic scientists to work around hindered by dated infrastructure and red tape"

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    Current Employee - NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate 
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    I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great team, everybody around me has a PhD (disclaimer: will depend on your division/branch of research), good availability of resources to conduct research, great compensation (highest I've seen for a postdoc outside of industry), flexible work schedule

    Cons

    Poor infrastructure, slow building and renovation work which often delays projects, typical bureaucratic red tape (not any worse than any other gov't organization), little to no real "food options" on site, anti-social colleagues (not necessarily a con for some people), lack of good public transportation from in or out of DC

    Advice to Management

    Please hire more contractors/allocate more funding toward infrastructure improvement; the speed of any progress is currently abysmal

    US Naval Research Laboratory2018-10-31
  3. "Postdoctoral Chemist"

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    Current Employee - NRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in Washington, DC
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    I have been working at US Naval Research Laboratory full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The research projects are exciting and typically well funded. There is nearly unfettered access to excellent instrumentation for any materials science research you may wish to perform. Colleagues researchers are knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    Government work can be difficult to adjust to coming from academia, specifically the mechanisms by which instruments and research supplies are ordered and delivered to the laboratory.

    US Naval Research Laboratory2016-02-11
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