University College Dublin

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Research Postgraduate

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Current Employee - Research Postgraduate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
Current Employee - Research Postgraduate in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

I have been working at University College Dublin full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Excellent research place where you can have a broad view of an international academical area.
Excellent Campus
Great supervisors

Cons

Not yet think of. abc

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    PhD student

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at University College Dublin

    Pros

    Great people, interesting work most of the time

    Cons

    On your own a lot

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the process more social

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    Working as a postdoc in UCD

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    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Post Doctoral Researcher in Dublin, Dublin (Ireland)

    I have been working at University College Dublin full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    UCD is a great university and produces some really high quality research output. The research body is numerous, broad and very friendly. There are many large research groups across a wide range of subject areas and the university encourages publication and conference travel. The university has some decent industry ties through NovaUCD. This is a comfortable place to work.

    Cons

    The main problem with UCD is that it is public sector run. For permanent staff this is great - pension, payscales, no chance of ever being fired! But for contract researchers it can be a bit of a knightmare. Recently the uni brought in the Research Careers Framework to address the fixed term workers act and relabel post docing as a training role. Once your training/4 years is up - you are out. Problem is there is no where to go... no permanent lecturing positions, very hard route to research fellow and not allowed stay on as PD. Only option is to go abroad or go to industry. Now this is a major issue becasue PD's run most of the labs on a day-to-day so there is a major brain drain on the university and all they care about is there budget. I think the effect of this brain drain on teaching, practicals, master courses and research outputs can already be seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop scape goating budgetary issues through the dismisssal of contract research staff. You are losing all of your best young talent and will be left with aged full-timers with no interest in cutting-edge research. You are killing all that is good, innovative and creative at this university.

    Doesn't Recommend
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