Associate Director of Scientific Research 

(Female, Age 36) from amherst, NY

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At a Glance

Current Job

Basic data on your current job

Job Title Associate Director of Scientific Research
Salary $82,000
Other Compensation None Set
Hours/Week 50
Company Size (not answered)
Location amherst, NY
Years Experience 4 years

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Years in Career 0
Education (not answered)
Income Rating 0 / 10
Interest Rating 0 / 10
Work-Life Rating 0 / 10
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Current job Q&A

Describe the type of organization you work for.
med-large private organization , kendle

Describe your job role and responsibilities.
overssee all levels of research and micorobiology studies. report to director on all studies and evaluations.Manage a team of 23 with direct reports

Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
all medical and dental, life,disabitliy

Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
well compensated

Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
yes I do, sometimes I do not letting someone go, or having to do warning letters

Do you work collaboratively with supervisors/managers?

Do you work collaboratively with your co-workers?

Describe your work location (e.g., office, home, theatre, in the field) and what you like/dislike about working in it.

Please rate each of the following aspects of your current job on a scale of 1-10 (10 being the highest/best):
Income: 1
Benefits: 5
Hours: 6
Co-Workers: 4
Supervisors: 7
Job Title: 8
Level of Responsibility: 2
The Actual Work: 3

Table of Contents

How you got your job

How did you get your current job?
actually via the internet job board

What was the application process?
submitted resume, electronically, follow up with recruiter, 3 face to face interviews,.

Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
yes , 3 in all,. one on the phone and then 2 face to face, The first one was a group interview, and the last was a face to face.

If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
why I wanted to chose this particular job and the company? what are some of my weaknessess>

Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes, there is always room improvement, but there is online training availbable on my spare time. and courses that I can take to further my knowledge

Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
yes, of course, in the field and with my degrees, i have a masters in clinical microbiology,

Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
yes and no, no education can prepare for all tasks in your job, but it was good preparation.

If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
i did not do one.,

If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
to do their research, and thoroughly look at all companies before applying snd making sure that is what u want, keep studying and be active in the various organizations

What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
observational and thoroughly communicate via face to face and thru webinars.also to have technical skills with vast experience in the field, and lab

Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
yes, at a min,.of 4 years

What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
to keep working hard and keep striving for the best

Long-term career plans

Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
yes, i like it alot., and want to stay there for many years to come

What are your current career goals?
to stay here and then move to promotion for director or senior vp

Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?

Prior work history

Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:

Title Length Salary Description
Prior Job 1 clinical project manager 4 72500
Prior Job 2 dir of operations 2 69000

Educational background

Please list your educational background:

High School GPA:

GPA School Degree
College (Undergraduate)
or Technical/Vocational
3.7 suny brockport business and science
Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
3.7 univ of lindbergh microbiolgy

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