Memorial Sloan-Kettering Research Technician Interview Questions

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was not hired, I was referred to by my old professor, and was called about a month later. The people were friendly, including the doctor that interviewed me. After about a half hour with him, he gave me a tour of the lab and then led me to a second interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Sent in my application and then about 4 weeks later was contacted by one of the current lab technicians. We then set up a time and day for interview quick and easy. The interview processes was very good- I was questioned by 4 lab members and the PI. Things went well but no offer in the end.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very detail, well-organized. People are helpful. Interview process was pleasure.

    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering.

    Interview Details

    After to responding to an ad online about the job, I received an email from the PI offering me an interview. A week later, I had the interview with the PI and met some of the lab members. Two days later, I received a call from HR asking me to come in for an HR interview since the PI was strongly considering me. The HR interview was with a Talent Acquisition Specialist. While there, I had to fill out an application and list my work history, as well as supply a copy of my CV.

    The HR interview was fairly standard, no curve ball questions. Mainly why MSKCC, explain why you're leaving your current job, greatest accomplishment, future goals, how do your skills match the position, etc. She also explained the benefits during this time.

    About 3 days after the HR interview, I received a call from the specialist and was told that the PI wanted to offer me the job. I gladly accepted and was then informed that I would be hearing from someone else in HR to assist with the Onboarding process. This includes a mandatory urine drug test, background check, physical exam (exam + 2 TB tests), and filling out of tax forms and other HR paperwork. Be aware that an outside agency does the background check; this is not the same as checking references. They simply will confirm that you worked everywhere you list that you have worked the past 7 years and verify your education credentials. They are very thorough! They couldn't confirm one of my past employers over the phone with the company so I had to fax them my W2 proving I had worked there. Be sure to provide as much information as possible for the background check to avoid delays.

    Overall, the hiring process took about 3-4 weeks to take care of all pre-employment clearances and paper work. Once you're all set you'll attend new employee orientation for two days, then your first real day of work will be that Wednesday.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something about yourself that I would otherwise know from looking at your CV.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase, because of my experience, HR was able to upgrade the position and give me a better salary than I expected. I didn't even have to ask them to do this!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with the HR and she asked pretty easy questions like: What do you want to do after 5 years? Why have you applied to MSKCC? After that I had a video interview with her as well and she explained me about the working hours and the salary.(which was low as per my expectations) Later, I had an interview with the PI of the lab which was not even close to a typical interview. He explained me what kind of work I will be doing and what research they carry out. He just asked me only one or two questions regarding my future goals and if I would like to go ahead with the job. He made me meet his lab members who were all very warm and friendly. I felt I had almost got the job but in vain! They got someone more experienced than me, that is what the HR said. But later she said she will get back to me for any more job openings in any labs.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    The process was relatively pain-free. We started by establishing expectations (like all we'll be working on and the type of credit/satisfaction we'll receive). We discussed work ethics and team compatibility and arrived to a offer a few hours after the interview. It took a while to go through HR but nonetheless a painless process.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is difficult with a NPO. However, the work hours are flexible - as long as you get the work done.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was difficult to receive feedback once the application was submitted.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    new grad
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    It is quite stressful but the interviewee is friendly.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your research about? How could you benefit our current research?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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