PHILADELPHIA, PA (August 9, 2013)—The Scientist’s Best Places to Work in Academia 2013 survey, which ranks the top 20 institutions to work for when it comes to conducting academic research, lists Fox Chase Cancer Center among the best. Fox Chase is ranked 7th—with high marks for job satisfaction, as well as tenure and promotion.
“It’s enormously gratifying to see rankings like these, which highlight Fox Chase’s continuing growth as an ever-more-prominent player in the national effort to advance cancer science and medicine,” says Richard I. Fisher, MD, President and CEO of Fox Chase Cancer Center and Senior Associate Dean at Temple University School of Medicine.
Full-time life scientists working in academia or noncommercial research institutions were invited to take part in an online survey used for the rankings. The questionnaire asked respondents to assess their working conditions and environments according to 37 criteria in 8 different areas by agreeing or disagreeing with a series of positive statements.
To calculate the institutions' overall rankings, The Scientist first weighted each factor based on the percentage of respondents who considered it important. The overall rankings are based on the average score per institution from all respondents on all factors weighted according to their regional importance.
The survey results appeared in the August 2013 issue of The Scientist (www.the-scientist.com).