The first ever postdoc union at a private US university was formed last week. The post-doctorate research assistants at the University of Chicago Medical Center, known as ‘PhD’ assistants also known as post-docs, are an integral part of the clinical research team.
The first post-doctorate research assistants who went on strike last week were the people doing the research in the laboratory for the drug companies. The University of Chicago has been working on clinical trials of many new drugs, but these drug studies are done by many other researchers who have little or no experience. In fact, most of the post-doc assistants on the job are the post-doctorate research assistants and they have been working with these drug companies on a regular basis for a long time and they have a strong history of collaboration.
The post doctorate research assistants are being treated like an employee and have rights, but they are also being treated like an employee. They are working hard, and they are getting paid well for their work but there are going to be a lot of issues that arise out of this.
Most PhD holders have the right to bring a union contract with them when they leave their position at a private university. In fact, in some cases, they even have the right to unionise and negotiate wages and conditions on their own. If the post-doctorate research assistants in Chicago and other cities do not unionise, they may have a hard time finding work elsewhere. If this happens, there could be a real problem.
These employees will get better pay in a private university, which is one of the reasons why they might be looking to unionize. There is a general consensus in the US that private institutions that offer doctoral programs are doing well. The fact that these institutions have a lot of competition from other schools, they are able to offer more pay, which means that the PhD holders can make more money than they would at a public university.
A lot of private universities have set up their own graduate research departments, and they are very well financed and successful. The post-doctorate research assistants on the job at the University of Chicago are doing a good job at getting drugs approved by the FDA. That will help the pharmaceutical industry in general and the drug companies in particular make profits. If this company were to lose its patent on a medication, the post-doctorate researchers at the University of Chicago would still be employed there, as long as they were willing to do more research on it.
Some of the post-doctorate research assistants feel that the university is taking advantage of them. This is because the university is paying a lot of money to the graduate assistants who will work hard and they get very little from the research they do. There are also a lot of them who feel that they don’t get any respect. And that they are second-class citizens.
This is why the graduate assistants who want to unionize need to do their research and gather information about the situation at the university so that they can be prepared for any problems that could arise during the next few years. If there are any issues, they can talk to the graduate students who have already decided to unionize and tell them what they think.
Graduate post doctorate research assistants should also remember that their jobs are going to be affected by the contract they sign. Most of the time, the contract that they have signed will last only for three years, and then they can go through a new contract. This means that when they see themselves getting another job, they are going to have to go through the whole process again.
If this happened to you when you went to a private research university or a private medical school, you could try to go back to your old institution or you could just try to get a job at a public university. You may be surprised what kind of results you get in your new career.
Now that you know why the post-doctorate research assistants want to unionise, you can see how important it is that you do everything in your power to get a good contract with private institutions like the University of Chicago and the University of Michigan. Once you are done with the negotiations, you will be happy to know that you have a job that is secure for the next few years.