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Senior Research Technician Interview

Senior Research Technician

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

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Senior Research Technician Interview

Senior Research Technician
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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!

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Senior Research Scientist Interview

Senior Research Scientist
New York, NY

I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in July 2010.

Interview Details – I moved here with a lab but in that lab my interview process was pretty standard as it would be in an academic setting. There was a full day of meeting with post docs and PI's and I had to give a talk on my research. There were questions specific to my research.

Interview Question – Do you think your SVM is overfitting on the data and that is why you get good training results but bad results on actual data?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Senior Research Assistant Interview

Senior Research Assistant
New York, NY

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in November 2011.

Interview Details – Very formal and intense. Although it lasted for 2 hours it seemed more or less like an interrogation than an interview. The staff in his department or primarily under the age of 30 a

Interview Question – How do you feel working with young people   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – salary

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Senior Research Technician Interview

Senior Research Technician

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Memorial Sloan-Kettering in November 2011.

Interview Details – It was difficult to receive feedback once the application was submitted.

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Negotiation Details – new grad

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