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Survey: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown ranked best international research institution – Portugal

Lisbon-based Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown was ranked the best international research institution to work, according the results of the “Scientist’s Best Places to Work” survey released Thursday by the The Scientist Magazine online.

Outside the United States, the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown ranked ahead of the prestigious Vienna’s Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (Austria) and the Center for Molecular Medicine (Austria).

The Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, MA, topped the list of US institutions for the second year in a row, the survey revealed.

More than 1,500 postdocs responded to this year’s survey. The full survey results and methodology will be detailed in the article “Best Places to Work for Postdocs: 2012,” appearing in The Scientist’s April issue and online.

The Scientist is a publication dedicated to life science professionals around the world for over 25 years, providing print and online coverage of the latest developments in the life sciences including trends in research, new technology, news, business and careers.

The Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, established in 2010, is a multidisciplinary private institution dedicated to scientific research. It provides the best possible conditions to attract and retain the best researchers, academics and medical doctors from Portugal and abroad in the fields of neurosciences and oncology.

The top 10 US academic institutions are:

1    Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
2    The J. David Gladstone Institutes, San Francisco, CA
3    Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA
4    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
5    Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, Oklahoma City, OK
6    Argonne National Laboratory, IL
7    La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, CA
8    Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis, MO
9    Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, Cambridge, MA
10    Stowers Institute for Medical Research, Kansas City, MO

The top overall results for non-US institutions are:

1    Champalimaud Foundation, Lisbon, Portugal
2    Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA), Vienna, Austria
3    Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), Vienna, Austria
4    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Basel, Switzerland
5    Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research, multinational


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