Imperial College London Postdoctoral Research Associate Reviews

Updated Jun 3, 2020

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Imperial College London President Prof. Alice Gast
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12 Ratings
  1. "Top London university"

    5.0
    Former Contractor - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

    I worked at Imperial College London

    Pros

    Great university in heart of London

    Cons

    Nearby accommodation and shopping expensive

    Imperial College London2020-06-03
  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Vast range of resources available and great opportunities for professional development

    Cons

    Difficult to make the leap from Postdoctoral researcher to lecturer due to competition

    Imperial College London2020-05-08
  3. "experience highly dependent on your PI"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time

    Pros

    good facilities, career development opportunities at the postdoc and development centre

    Cons

    can lack organisation, it is runa little bit like a business sometimes

    Imperial College London2020-05-11
  4. "Postdoctoral researcher"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great research environment, good facilities and support

    Cons

    No particular downsides of the job

    Imperial College London2020-04-25
  5. "Good while it lasts"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The pay is excellent. The support varies wildy depending on Department and Line Manager.

    Cons

    Postdocs are a consumable, and little support is offered for finding a career after wards.

    Imperial College London2020-04-24
  6. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good culture in the research group and very flexible policies on remote working.

    Cons

    Postdoctoral research associates are paid poorly although this is a broader problem in the UK and not specific to Imperial College.

    Imperial College London2020-03-09
  7. "comfortable environment and reputable employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    comfortable environment and reputable employer

    Cons

    salary might be better for central London

    Imperial College London2020-01-26
  8. "A great place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    A great environment with everybody around me very friendly and most of them more intelligent than me. :)

    Cons

    Salaries cannot be compared to the industry (at least for most computer science-related jobs).

    Imperial College London2019-10-20
  9. "Great place for career development"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Imperial College London full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of consultant resources for personal development, and courses

    Cons

    very difficult to get a permant position

    Imperial College London2019-10-08
  10. "Good place to work"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Postdoctoral Research Associate in South Kensington, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Imperial College London full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good salary Good post doc center for personal development

    Cons

    Short contract Low budget for consumables for this specific project

    Imperial College London2019-10-12
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