University of Cambridge Research Assistant Reviews

Updated 10 Jun 2021

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  1. 5.0
    Current Employee

    postdoc life in Cambridge

    4 Jun 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    excellent environment for basic research

    Cons

    salary is just so so

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  2. 5.0
    Former Employee, more than 1 year

    Amazing experience with great people

    22 May 2021 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Meet world-class people that are passionate about what they do. It's an amazing place to grow both technically and personally. It's like a secret society of smart people. If you love your job and want to meet like-minded people to build amazing things that's the place to go.

    Cons

    Low salary. Unfortunately academia doesn't pay well.

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  3. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Excellent employer

    25 May 2021 - Senior Research Associate in London, England, England
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    Pros

    My employer is very good at communicating and efficiently dealing with administrative issues

    Cons

    There can be a lot of bureaucracy to get through

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  4. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 3 years

    Great place to work, but needs improvement on equality and diversity

    19 Apr 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    (1) Abundance of funding (2) lots of freedom to explore your own avenues of research (3) Career service is amazing (4) Job perks like access to numerous discounts via Cambens, mental health support services (5) Access to experts in all fields imaginable (6) Training for anything you'd need to do your research is provided (7) Very prestigious

    Cons

    (1) Presenting at conferences is highly discouraged unless the manuscript is already submitted. (2) The environment at the department of medicine is very sexist. Not only are most PIs male, but even in the Dep of Medicine Research day, where students and postdocs are given the opportunity to present their work, in an audience with 50/50 males to females, there is a clear bias in the selection of abstracts, with male students/postdocs giving 70-80% of talks. Micro-aggressions towards females are constant.

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  5. 4.0
    Current Employee, more than 1 year

    Good place to work

    10 Jun 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Nice team, environment and benefits

    Cons

    Depending on group can be hard to navigate the large organisation

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  6. 4.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Excellent academic setting

    8 Jun 2021 - Research Assistant in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Prestigious and at the forefront of research in Optoelectronics

    Cons

    Academic setting not so great in work-life balance

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  7. 5.0
    Former Employee

    Excellent Research Organization

    14 May 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    World class research, good networking

    Cons

    Limited permanent positions for researchers

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    good

    12 May 2021 - Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    love working here. Very supportive

    Cons

    No complaints from me, really!

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  9. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Do the best for all for their employees!

    30 Apr 2021 - Clinical/Medical Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Lots of funding available to enable you to explore any skills or courses you would find useful for career progression

    Cons

    Very few cons if any

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  10. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Not for everyone

    3 Jun 2021 - Postdoctoral Research Associate in Cambridge, East of England, England, England
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    Pros

    Flexibility, multinational environment, pension scheme

    Cons

    Competitive, hard life-work balance, no bonus or rise.

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