The Scientist has compiled its list of the best spots to work in academia, both in the US and abroad. Topping the US list is Princeton University which is strong in "tenure and promotion" as well as "peers" but weak in "pay" and job satisfaction. Also among the top 15 US institutes are Children's Hospital Boston, the Trudeau Institute, and the Institute for Systems Biology.

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