Scientists Rank Scripps a “Best Place to
Scripps Oceanography listed among top 40 U.S. institutions by
Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego was ranked among the top 40 U.S.
institutions listed as “Best Places to Work in Academia” in the July 2010 issue
of The Scientist magazine.
Of the west
coast institutions listed, Scripps Oceanography was ranked number seven.
Survey respondents, all of
whom were life scientists with a permanent position in an academic, hospital,
government, or research organization, recognized Scripps for its strengths in
the categories of “Tenure and Promotion” and “Management and Policies” in
For Scripps to achieve high marks
in these categories a majority of survey-takers responded positively to
statements such as “my institution has effective and supportive leadership that responds to
input from researchers;” “institution administrators are accessible and listen
to faculty and staff members;” and “the tenure or promotion
systems are fairly applied.”
Scripps shared company with fellow University of California
institutions UC San Francisco and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
which also made the list. Private institutions that were similarly honored included
Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.
This is not the first recognition Scripps has received in recent
years for its desirable working atmosphere.The Scientist magazine’s 2007 listing of “Best Places to Work: Postdocs”
ranked Scripps number four among west coast institutions.
results of these annual surveys should be assessed noting large variations from
year to year based on fluctuating numbers of self-selecting survey participants.
To view the 2010 rankings, visit:
July 7, 2010