The Scientist Lists Roswell Park Among 'Best Places to Work in Academia'

Magazine's 10th annual listing based on survey of life-sciences researchers
Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has once again been counted among the Best Places to Work in Academia. The 2012 Best Places list was compiled by The Scientist from its 10th annual survey of full-time life scientists working in academic or noncommercial research institutions.

RPCI occupies the no. 20 spot on this year’s list, which is available here and in the magazine’s August issue. Roswell Park, the feature notes, is "among the oldest and most time-honored centers" for cancer research.

“Having a mission and vision you support, having access to the technological equipment and resources that you need to pursue your research, working in an organizational culture that makes you feel valued and comfortable, all these things add up to a good work experience for academic researchers,” said Candace Johnson, PhD, Deputy Director, Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics and the Wallace Family Chair for Translational Research at RPCI. “You can be much more effective as a researcher when your job satisfaction is high, so we look at our engagement with faculty as a key priority.”

For the past 10 years, The Scientist’s Best Places to Work in Academia surveys have asked academic researchers across the world to share feedback about their institution and highlight the aspects of work they value the most.

RPCI has often ranked highly on the Best Places to Work in Academia list, and was also included on The Scientist’s 2012 Best Places to Work: Postdocs listing.