The research laboratory where I worked was a fast paced environment and I was a strong contributor with management advanced skills, needed by the laboratory and the challenges being faced. However, I was expected to stay in my box and not advance or become anything but a research administrator forever. I was looked down upon for wanting more in my career and my education. The lab people looked down on me as an administrative financial person, although I had gone to a better school than most of them did (an ivy league school). There is a culture and a pecking order at HHMI and in the laboratory that is not based on reality and is oppressive in my opinion. I am glad to not be there anymore. I do admire HHMIs commitment to science research and science education and I share that commitment. I disapprove of how the local HHMI office was run on campus and how I was treated.
Medically significant work, contributions to advancement of science
lack of professional opportunities for an administrator, not well paid