Private research facility - great place for the right people
Senior Scientist (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – February 10, 2013
If you are interested in basic scientific research, how the brain actually works for example, this is the right place for you. If you need a place to work that you understand the expectations every day; that your job is clearly defined and the future is understandable, then this may not be for you. This organization is purposefully vague, exceptionally lean from a hierarchical perspective, and changes focus on a dime. Management will allow you to make decisions with little guidance. Beware if you make the wrong call. You need to be a mind reader to get by. If you're a social animal and are happier spending time in this area, you should apply. If you prefer to keep your nose to the grind and get your job done, you'll get no extra points for this behavior. If you hang out at the pub after hours and socialize (maybe talk a little business, or science) you'll be seen as a solid contributor.
great physical plant, awesome amenities (gym, day care, etc)
Research Administrator II (Current Employee) – Boston, MA – August 4, 2015
Primarily sedentary, at computer all day. Learned to bridge the gap between 3 organizations. Wonderful co-workers. The hardest part of the job was that there was absolutely no training whatsoever. The most enjoyable part of the job was my lab members.
Research Specialist III (Current Employee) – Memphis, TN – May 15, 2015
I started here as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Research Associate where I directed several projects in the ubiquitin conjugation pathway to successful papers. During that time I learned to efficiently design and execute experimental plans to further my understanding of this system. I also gained significant experience in training and supervising undergraduate research technicians. Because of my early success I was eventually promoted to a Research Specialist III position within the lab. Now I supervise a large group consisting of undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral researchers whose aim is to study the Cullin-RING ubiquitin ligase protein family.
Researcher at Purdue University (Current Employee) – Purdue University – February 1, 2015
This was a summer internship at Purdue University.I had the opportunity to carry-out my own research project under the direction of a professor. I learned a lot about doing research and working independently.
It was a great company to work for years ago but new management has hurt it. Does not carry about employee's
PROCUREMENT COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Salt Lake City, Utah – October 30, 2014
I did ordering, filing, customer service, AP issues. Most of the co-works were good to work with but some had their moments. The management in the last tow years really went Corp. and not caring about the employee
Graphic Artist (Computer Analyst I) (Former Employee) – Albany, NY – June 11, 2014
I always considered this my dream job. Excellent organization to work for with outstanding benefits and rapid salary increases. Since this position was with a research lab, the intellectual environment was initially intimidating; however, all researchers and post-docs treated me with the utmost respect and were keenly interested in my input.
always up-to-date with both hardware and software.
Summer Science Instructor (Former Employee) – Kalamazoo, MI – February 4, 2014
This was an internship funded by HHMI known as the "Experience Research for Teaching Science progam." If you are a student planning on being a science instructor at any level this program is great.
The program consists of an eight week program, during the summer, in which you will work on a research project under a mentor-professor at your university. During this time you will also observe a two week summer science camp for incoming 8th graders taught by the preceding year's "Fellows." At the end of the summer you must present your research in a poster seminar. The following spring you will take a required class that emphasizes the importance and technique of inquiry based teaching in science. The following summer you will then teach the, before mentioned, summer science camp.