An average day included drafting documents or the legal filing of patent and intellectual property applications. Consultations with clients, research and notarizations. Co-workers were friendly and congenial.
The hardest part of the job was drafting intricate contracts and agreements. However the most enjoyable aspect of the job was securing patents – more... for meaningful medical inventions. – less
English for Academic Purposes Senior Instructor (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – August 14, 2014
Pros: nice technology, some interesting people, many cultures
Cons: lack of profesionalism, particularly in the administration, the director is a person with a doctorate in agriculture.
I worked at INTO USF and it is language institute where pulling strings is the best way to get somewhere. Being a good teacher and asking students to do their work is the way to get in trouble. You have to please students since they are the ones who run the place. There are many students from Arab countries and they are not interested in learning but – more... rather having some time away from their countries. Students in the undergraduate programs are the worst. The institute is ALWAYS changing and it is hard to work under so many things happening at the same time. – less
Laboratory Supervisor/ Senior Biological Scientist (Current Employee), Saint Petersburg, FL – July 27, 2014
Pros: great people
Cons: working from grants is getting much harder.
The research world is getting very tough with the lack of Federal funding. For this reason coupled with our last PI leaving for Duke. I am left in a lurch, but USF has been trying to keep good research people around.
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – July 2, 2014
I am a BULL for life! Working at USF is like working in any athletic department. Your have to come in each day wanting to give 110%. The smiles on the fans faces, the excitement you see in the student athletes when they graduate...its makes it all worth it. It is like one big family.
Graduate Student, gained very good experience teaching. Management is like any other company with pros and cons. Co-workers very friendly. The hardest part of the job was dealing with problematic students.
TA for Microbiology/Genetics, Microbiologist (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – June 8, 2014
Pros: good facility, genome/transcriptome sequencer, real-time pcr, academic environment
Cons: the drive for data sometimes outweighed the care for employees.
A typical day was researching for the lab I was working in, and on particular days, preparing to teach the labs I taught, and then teaching and cleaning up for later labs. I learned many lab skills, and learned how to better teach and instruct a lab. The management was good, and help, preparing things for me when I request assistance with something. – more... Coworkers are like anywhere else. You have great people you enjoy working with, and people you don't care to much to interact with. The hardest part was particular experiments I had to run which required me to be at the lab nearly 24 hours to complete from start to finish. The most enjoyable part was when I would see results, and produce data which gave me a lot of information to analyze. – less
Student (Former Employee), Tampa, FL – May 29, 2014
EXPERIENCE: Written and Verbal Skills: • Developed a well versed vocabulary and creative outlook throughout completed course work. • Very articulate with the ability to present products and other resources in a friendly and demonstrative way. Project Management Skills: • Managed detailed project plans to coordinate activities and achieve deadlines. • – more... Coordinated and lead projects and presentations among individuals within a group setting. – less
Academic Services Administrator (Current Employee), Tampa – May 21, 2014
Pros: benefits - sick leave and annual leave, retirement, and healthcare
Cons: compartmentalized with few advancement opportunities outside of a transfer
Always a dynamic atmosphere, the University of South Florida is a globally engaged public research university. Divided into branching levels of reporting and responsibility, communication between units can be slow, with multiple people doing the same work, but student success remains the number one focus. My position is responsible for data collection, – more... entry, and management, requiring a prolonged attention to detail, a keen ability to focus, a broad knowledge of research skills/application, and reporting skills. Work must be self-directed and the ability to work and track multiple projects simultaneously is key. – less