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Gladstone Institutes ranks #1 in The Scientist survey of Best Places for Postdocs to Work

The J. David Gladstone Institutes is North America's best institutional work environment for life sciences postdoctoral fellows, according to The Scientist's annual "Best Places to Work for Postdocs" survey, published in the March 1 issue.

The Gladstone Institutes, whose scientists investigate the causes of such illnesses as cardiovascular disease, HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, placed first among the 35 institutions represented from North America. The only California institution ranked in the top 20, the Gladstone Institutes was followed by the U.S. Environmental Agency in North Carolina's Research Triangle and The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. In a separate, international ranking, the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel took top honors, followed by the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and The University of Bergen.

"This honor is a testament to the dedication of our postdoctoral scholars, who have played such an active and admirable role over the last few years in keeping our postdoctoral program at the highest international standards through their feedback and their participation in program development," says Gladstone Institutes President Robert Mahley, MD, PhD.

"Several years ago, we began an intensive upgrade of our postdoctoral program," adds Gladstone Institutes postdoctoral advisor and human resources manager John LeViathan, a member of the executive board of the National Postdoctoral Association. "The result has been an institutional culture of open exchange of ideas built on trust and real listening, reflecting our core values of excellence, integrity and teamwork."

The Gladstone Institutes currently employs 85 postdoctoral fellows from around the world.

More than 2,900 postdoctoral fellows from 150 institutions in the U.S., Canada and Western Europe responded to this year's survey, according to The Scientist. The survey covered 48 categories in which respo
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