The Scientist magazine has named OMRF among the 20 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in its annual rankings.
OMRF placed 10th on the list, which includes institutions from across the United States. California’s La Jolla Institute of Allergy and Immunology topped the list, which ranked OMRF ahead of such institutions as Stanford University and the University of Michigan.
The rankings, which appear in the August issue of The Scientist, were based on surveys that gathered more than 1,200 responses from scientists across the country. Participants were asked to rate their institutions on 37 criteria in 8 different core areas and to rank which factors were most important to them.
OMRF received high marks for teaching, mentoring and research resources in the survey. This was the third consecutive year that OMRF made the list. Earlier this year, The Scientist also recognized OMRF on its list of best places to work for post-doctoral fellows.
“We know it’s important to give our scientists the support they need to make discoveries,” said OMRF President Stephen Prescott, M.D. “By investing in our core facilities and encouraging an atmosphere of collaboration and teaching, we’ve made OMRF one of the most attractive destinations for up-and-coming scientists.”
According to OMRF Vice President of Research Paul Kincade, Ph.D., the rankings reflect the foundation’s emphasis on recruiting and training the next generation of researchers.
“Young scientists come to OMRF for the opportunities we provide,” he said. “Whether it’s access to cutting-edge equipment for genetics or the chance to collaborate and learn from more established researchers, we are focused on providing our scientists with the resources they need to succeed.”