I worked at The Institute of Cancer Research full-time
Facilities - superb! Within Breast Cancer Now one has access to a wide range of equipment that is relatively well maintained, it's rather well organised.
People and management. As always, depends on a team, but some (senior) staff and PIs have been getting away with appalling treatment of more junior researchers. Not very progressive in thinking, very hierarchical, not a lot of scope for innovation.
Zero career progression opportunities
Advice to Management
Introduce penalties for poor management and unfair treatment.
I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research in July-2016.
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