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Highr Scientific Officer Interview

Highr Scientific Officer

Interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research

Interview Details – Applied online, got telephone interview a week after application deadline, invited for interview immediately after the telephone interview - had 2 weeks to prepare for this. Interview took 2 hours, with 30 minutes of presenting my PhD work to 3 interviewees. Got offer via telephone a week after interview

Interview Question – Where would you like to be in 10 years' time?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiations, offer of salary based on number of years of experience and fixed by HR. The offer was above natiional average and so i accepted it without qualms.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Postdoctoral Scientist Interview

Postdoctoral Scientist

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research.

Interview Details – Conducted by the P.I. of the lab that you apply to. I first had a phone interview and was invited to give presentation about my PhD research project to the P.I. and some members of the laboratory. I got introduced to everyone from the lab and was given a lab tour. The interview itself is quite informal.

Interview Question – Most questions were technical about my current work but I was asked what was my weakness.   Answer Question

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