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Updated Aug 18, 2014
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Clinical Research Coordinator Interview

Clinical Research Coordinator
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in April 2014.

Interview Details – My hiring and interview process experience was great for the current position. However, I do feel there is a large gap between the interviews.
I was also one out of two top candidates for another position at UC, in which the interviews were set up with four different people over a course of six months and the fifth interview was still pending when I accepted the Research Coordinator position instead.
However, for both positions, the interviewers were very friendly and I enjoyed interviewing with them.
For the current position, I had three interviews. The first was a phone screen, second by the Professor hiring me and third by another Professor in the department. The third interview was very detailed and more intense than the three ones, asking a variety of questions about personal and professional life and also, asking what I would do in different case scenarios. Overall it was a good interview to judge how well suited I was for the position. My future goals were also considered.

Interview Question – I think the most difficult question I was asked was what was the biggest mistake I think I made in my personal life, and I was also asked the same for my professional life.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – It was short-lived. I did not get the salary I was hoping for, but I accepted the position as it was a bridge to my future goals. The salary was in between what I asked and what was offered to me.


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Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 months - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in January 2012.

Interview Details – Follow the guidelines on UC's website. In general a personnel statement, transcript, and 3 letters of references were submitted. A phone or one-on-one interview usually follows. On occasion you are sometime invited to the lab's weekly meeting to meet the group.

Interview Question – There weren't any difficult questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Research Associate Interview

Research Associate
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in January 2010.

Interview Details – Two separate step, phone interview and onsite interview. Very quickly and effectively. Different position will have different interview process. This is depend on what kind of position you applied. Typically, the research position is only determined by research principal investigator, the boss of the lab.

Interview Question – future plan   Answer Question


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Research Assistant Professor Interview

Research Assistant Professor
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Cincinnati.

Interview Details – Several interviews, opportunity to get familiar to other Institutions, potential networking

Interview Question – Demonstrate your ability to secure federal fund   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiate a good start-up money support and verify the levels and types of clerical assistance you may receive.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Visiting Assistant Professor Interview

Visiting Assistant Professor
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in March 2012.

Interview Details – It was a very quick phone interview. A faculty member called me and asked me to introduce myself based on my resume. Asked my teaching experience and some research questions, although they did not require it at all. Also asked me some behavior questions, and there was no surprise. The job offer was made the next week.

Interview Question – No surprise   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Architecture Co-Op Interview

Architecture Co-Op
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in March 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was very straight forward with my direct boss, in that I had to tell briefly my previous job experience. Then, I had the chance to talk a little about myself, and after 15 minutes, the interview was over. Later, I was introduced to the employees in the entire floor.

Interview Question – At the end of the interview I was asked how much I was expected to get paid. Although I was aware that at some point I was going to be asked the question (maybe a second interview of pre-selected candidates, or a phone call), I was surprised by the fact that my boss took his decision of hiring me, after a 10 min interview.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I asked for more than they were expected to pay, although I knew I was asking more. Then, it was easier to negotiate the middle ground payment.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Graduate Assistant Interview

Graduate Assistant
Cincinnati, OH

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in March 2011.

Interview Details – The interview was relaxed and professional. I answered questions regarding my design work and work history. It was a pleasant experience.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Graduate Research Assistant Interview

Graduate Research Assistant
Cincinnati, OH

Interviewed at University of Cincinnati

Interview Details – Interview: Usually varies from Professor to Prof.. Previous experience and good grades do help. You need to follow the research of that prof. and read the recent papers and articles published. Meeting lab mates do help. Go with an open mind set and be well read about the current status of the research going in that lab.

Interview Question – It will be related to field of research of that Prof.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Assistant Professor Interview

Assistant Professor
Cincinnati, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at University of Cincinnati.

Interview Details – Applicants for tenure track are reviewed by committee. Top 5-7 applicants are then asked to conduct phone interviews. Phone interview determines an invite for personal interview with faculty, directors, dean, students roughly a week or two later. This visit and presentation is a critical factor. This is a stat run institution. There are many steps and things can move slower than expected.

Interview Question – How do you describe your teaching philosophy and how do you think it would fit in our program?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Negotiation was minimal. Director makes a bid, and you counter that bid. Until you find a middle ground.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Teaching Assistant Interview

Teaching Assistant
Cincinnati, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at University of Cincinnati in November 2011.

Interview Details – I was approached by one of my previous Professors to be a Teaching Assistant for the upcoming quarter. My professor told me what to expect, the required office hours, off campus work and communication. The interview itself was rather short. It focused on my curriculum knowledge and academic career. My professor was satisfied with my academic career and extended me the offer.

Interview Question – No unexpected questions. Very straight forward questions about basic economics knowledge.   Answer Question

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