Top 35 Institutions Outside of North America

FEATUREBest Places to Work 2006: Postdocs Top 35 Institutions Outside of North America Rank Rank in 2005 Name/Location Country Type Strengths Weaknesses 1 45 Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel Switzerland Independent Facilities Remuneration Value Benefits 2

Mar 1, 2006
The Scientist Staff

FEATURE
Best Places to Work 2006: Postdocs


Top 35 Institutions Outside of North America
Rank Rank in 2005 Name/Location Country Type Strengths Weaknesses
1
45
Friedrich Miescher Institute
for Biomedical Research,
Basel
Switzerland
Independent
Facilities
Remuneration
Value
Benefits
2
-
MRC Laboratory
of Molecular Biology,
Cambridge
UK
Government
Equity
Value
Benefits
Remuneration
3
11
University of Bergen
Norway
Academic
Benefits
Value/Family
Funding
Facilities
4
26
Weizmann Institute of Science,
Rehovot
Israel
Academic
Equity
Facilities
Networking
Benefits
5
-
Pasteur Institute,
Paris
France
Independent
Benefits
Networking
Remuneration
Communication
6
1
Umea Plant Science Center
Sweden
Academic
Value
Networking
Benefits
Training
7
23
University of Dundee
UK
Academic
Training
Career
Benefits
Funding
8
-
University of Basel Biozentrum
Switzerland
Academic
Value
Equity
Benefits/Family
Funding
9
-
ETH Zurich
Switzerland
Academic
Equity
Remuneration
Training/Family
Value
10
60
University of Manchester
UK
Academic
Career
Facilities
Benefits
Family
11
3
The Netherlands
Cancer Institute,
Amsterdam
Netherlands
Government
Career
Networking/Funding
Training
Family
12
24
Catholic University of Leuven
Belgium
Academic
Remuneration
Family
Value
Communication
13
46
University of Helsinki
Finland
Academic
Funding
Communication
Value
Remuneration
14
61
University of Nottingham
UK
Academic
Communication
Remuneration
Networking
Equity
15
35
University of Edinburgh
UK
Academic
Training
Benefits
Career
Value
16
34
University of Birmingham
UK
Academic
Family
Value
Benefits
Facilities
17
17
Ghent University
Belgium
Academic
Networking
Funding
Family
Communication
18
12
Cardiff University
UK
Academic
Career
Communication
Networking
Funding
19
-
National Institute for
Medical Research,
London
UK
Government
Benefits
Facilities
Remuneration
Networking
20
52
University of Aberdeen
UK
Academic
Value
Remuneration
Training
Facilities
21
58
Leiden University
Netherlands
Academic
Funding
Remuneration
Training
Career
22
22
University of Oxford
UK
Academic
Funding
Family
Communication/
Equity
Remuneration
23
40
University of Glasgow
UK
Academic
Family
Value
Facilities
Benefits
24
39
University of Liverpool
UK
Academic
Training
Facilities
Career
Equity
25
38
University of Cambridge
UK
Academic
Equity
Remuneration
Benefits
Family
26
42
John Innes Center,
Norwich
UK
Independent
Training
Career/Value
Benefits
Funding
27
36
Trinity College,
Dublin
Ireland
Academic
Networking
Family
Funding
Benefits
28
-
University of Sheffield
UK
Academic
Training
Networking/Benefits
Value
Career
29
27
University College London
UK
Academic
Funding
Remuneration
Facilities
Family
30
47
University of Leicester
UK
Academic
Family
Funding
Communication
Equity
31
43
Erasmus Medical Center,
Rotterdam
Netherlands
Academic
Equity
Family
Remuneration
Training
32
54
Imperial College London
UK
Academic
Training
Career
Funding
Remuneration
33
-
Ludwig-Maximilians University,
Munich
Germany
Academic
Facilities
Equity
Remuneration
Career
34
53
Autonomous University
of Barcelona
Spain
Academic
Family
Communication
Training
Value
35
41
Karolinska Institute,
Stockholm
Sweden
Academic
Networking
Funding
Communication/
Equity
Remuneration