Fun, fast paced but with little to no advancement opportunity
Director of Operations (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – August 11, 2015
Pros: Quality employee base. Exciting environment with students.
Cons: No advancement opportunity. Politics. Heavy turnover.
The university is very narrow minded in their opinions on employees. Dedication, capabilities, passed experience and potential are not taken into account, only your highest form of education. Your level of degree is the only factor for consideration. However, the environment which is fostered with the students is wonderful. You get a reminder on a daily basis of what it is like to be young and they keep it exciting. You get an opportunity to feel like you are making an impact on a new generation and forming a positive example.
Execute projects and be a catalyst between project management and the laboratory staff to execute projects on time.
Postdoctoral Scholar and lab manager (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – October 22, 2014
What I do at work: Set up animal Chronic kidney disease model; Serum and urine general biochemical assays; Western blot assay; Real-time PCR assays; Immunohistochemistry assay; Order for the lab; Lab safety supervision and representative.
My coworker: Graduate and undergraduate students, one nephrologist and several volunteers with M.D degree.
The hardest part of the job: cooperate the team when the animal surgery is in the course.
The most enjoyable part of the job: to train the undergraduate and graduate students.
Graduate Research Assistant (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – July 25, 2013
Pros: 72 degrees and sunny
Cons: orange county
When considering graduate programs, UCI has a lot to offer. The climate is great and the facilities are up to date and comfortable. Irvine is a very boring place to live, and a graduate student's stipend is very low compared with the surrounding areas.
Research Assistant (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – July 21, 2013
Pros: events, comfortable environment
Cons: politics of the uc system
The Department of Art History at the University of California Irvine is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to use what they have learned outside of the classroom and to get to know the faculty and staff personally.
Civil-Environmental Engineering PhD Candidate (Current Employee), Irvine, CA – May 13, 2013
Pros: broad research areas
Cons: little focus in engineering applications
The SPL laboratory at UC Irvine focuses on fundamental fluid mechanics associated with subsurface fluid processes. Experienced staff and enthusiastic research group members. Some ties and funding from industry.
I was drawn to working at The Univeristy of California at Irvine becuase of its dedication to research.
Staff Research Associate II (Former Employee), Irvine, CA – November 26, 2012
Pros: an admiriation for the staff that believed in the study and their dedication.
Cons: simply that it was brought to a close.
My education and professional experience prepared me for the phenomenal experience in research on human subjects, unfortunately the NIH determined that the feasibility of the study was suited better in a clinical setting (clinic or doctors office) and the NIH did not renew all 30 universities contracts.