Scientist (Male, Age 44) in Galveston, TX
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At a Glance
Basic data on your current job
|Other Compensation||None Set|
|Company Size||(not answered)|
|Years Experience||14 years|
Opinions on your CAREER overall (i.e. not just your current job)
|Years in Career||0|
|Income Rating||0 / 10|
|Interest Rating||0 / 10|
|Work-Life Rating||0 / 10|
|Fulfilment Rating||0 / 10|
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Current job Q&A
Describe the type of organization you work for.
I am working at University of Texas Medical Branch, a Health Sciences Center at Galveston. It employee numbers are 13,000.
Describe your job role and responsibilities.
Supervising the research progress at research lab
Please list an additional benefits (beyond compensation) that you receive.
Health Insurance and Retirement Plan
Do you feel you are under/over or well/fairly compensated at your current position?
Does your job entail you working with others on a daily basis? Is this something you like/dislike about your job? Please explain.
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):
Job Title: 6
Level of Responsibility: 4
The Actual Work: 5
A day in the life of…
Please describe a typical workday for you in your current job:
|5am to 6am|
|6am to 7am|
|7am to 8am||On the way to work|
|8am to 9am||Start to work|
|9am to 10am||continue to work|
|10am to 11am||continue to work|
|11am to 12pm||continue to work|
|12pm to 1pm||Lunch|
|1pm to 2pm||start to work|
|2pm to 3pm||continue to work|
|3pm to 4pm||continue to work|
|4pm to 5pm||continue to work|
|5pm to 6pm||On the way to go home|
|6pm to 7pm||prepare dinner|
|7pm to 8pm||dinner time|
|8pm to 9pm||Watching TV|
|9pm to 10pm||Go to bed to sleep|
|10pm to 11pm||sleep|
|11pm to 12am||Sleep|
How you got your job
How did you get your current job?
What was the application process?
Resume, paper application to HR department, and interviewing.
Did you have to interview for your current job? If yes, what did the interview process entail?
Yes. The Department Chairman and five other professors interviewed me.
If you can remember, what questions were you asked during the interview?
My past research experience and technical skills
Do you feel your employer properly prepared you for your job? Explain.
Yes. I have enough starting money and facilities to do my job.
Was there training for your current position? If yes, what did it entail?
I have a PhD degree and 4 years postdoctoral training.
Do you feel your educational background prepared you for your job? Explain.
If applicable, do you feel your internship experience helped you prepare for your job?
If someone wanted to go about getting a job similar to yours, what would you recommend for him or her to do?
I will do.
What skills do you think a person should have if they want to pursue a position like yours?
Mostly is technical skills
Do you feel that you need a certain level of education or training to be successful in your job?
Yes, at least Ph.D level.
What advice would you give to someone who was about to start work in your position/ line of work?
Must have postdoctoral experiences.
Long-term career plans
Is your current employment part of your overall career plan? Why or why not?
What are your current career goals?
To get tenured from this instution
Is there anything else you would like to share about your career?
My job is very challenging
Prior work history
Please list your most recent jobs prior to this current job:
|Prior Job 1|
|Prior Job 2|
Please list your educational background:
High School GPA:3.8
|3.7||UT at Austin||Biology|
|Graduate or Professional
(Masters or Doctorate)
|3.8||UT Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences||Pharmacology|
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