NIH Interview Questions in Maryland

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Budget Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    Very common questions. Behavior type interview. Examples include tell me about a time when? People are very nice and friendly. The hiring process is lengthy. The background check is what takes the longest.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with somethibg difficult how did you handle it   Answer Question
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    Deputy Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    individual and group interview took place at previous worksite and at new worksite. Process is subjected to Federal recruitment processes with open search and selection committees presenting suitable candidates for ongoing questioning.

    Interview Questions

    • Leadership skills, scientific discussions of subject areas, knowledge, skill set   Answer Question
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    Pathways Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by two people who worked in the department I was applying for (Computer Science). They were generally pretty friendly and the interview was not too difficult. They asked me to describe some of my classes and some projects I had worked on. They also asked me to walk through my problem solving process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you solve a problem where you have to search for common words in a long document in order to extract a brief summary?   Answer Question
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    Post Baccaleurate IRTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in August 2014.

    Interview

    Went to the laboratory to check it out, interviewed with current employees, as well as the principal investigator. Discussed options and future plans, and discussed how I would fit into the lab.

    Interview Questions

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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD).

    Interview

    Contacted by an NIH recruiter inviting me to apply to the Pathways Recent Graduate program. Quick screening interview over the phone and an in-person interview a few days later. The interview was a panel with 9 or 10 managers at once who all had openings to fill. Given job offer shortly after.

    Interview Questions

    • I did not find the questions too difficult. Most difficult thing was juggling separate questions from so many interviewers but still try to make answers relevant to anyone since they were looking to fill multiple positions.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. This is government so there are policies and legislation on how agencies set pay.

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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    Just a one on one interview with two separate staff members. Interviewing process is definitely different depending on the position in which you are applying for. My interviewer asked several questions regarding previous employment positions and asked for me to elaborate about my role and tasks performed during my employment with that company.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations.

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    Hsa Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    Global application. Many interviews via phone, email and in person. Slow process, with many steps, so prepare well. Write detail resume and cover letter. Took several weeks to move on. Hiring process is long.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you changing jobs. What do you think this job is about.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Little room for negotiation in the federal government. At least for me. But got more vacation time that most.

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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    I was already a contractor and I got switched to an full time employee.

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    Post-baccalaureate IRTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    2 interviews-1 over the phone, 2nd in person. They really tried to match me based on my goals and interests and if they felt they could provide a learning experience for me

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing tricky really. Perhaps why I never published in undergraduate studies when given the chance?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation really

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    IRTA Postbac Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I barely did any talking. I described a single experience. it was a really bad interview. I went on campus; paid for the interview myself though a Skype was offered.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a couple of your research experiences?   1 Answer
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