University of Minnesota Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview Questions

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at University of Minnesota.

Interview

Few letters of recommendations from former mentors qualified me for this position as they were acquaintances with the PI. It took 2 weeks after initial contacts to receive an offer and paperwork from the HR.

Negotiation

No negotiation regarding the salary-benefits and insurance

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I responded to an online job advertisement, which asked for a cover letter, CV, and three references. I was then asked to have an interview over skype since I was on a different continent. I had the interview and several weeks later was offered the job via email.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN) in April 2008.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume and research summary to the contact info by email and since my qualifications are very closely matched to the job qualifications, I got an email from the professor asking some questions about my time line, general questions about my previous experiences, etc and what would be a good time for me to visit the campus and interview.

    They asked me to buy the plane ticket and I got instructions on accommodations and the schedule for the day of the interview.

    The day before the interview, the professor came to the hotel and took me to dinner. We chatted mostly about the potential project and about the city.

    The day of the interview, I presented my work in front of the research group. They asked questions related to the talk. Then it was one-on-one talk with the Prof followed by lunch. Then I got a tour of the facilities by the staff and a tour of the lab by the students. It takes awhile to go from building to building since the U is big. At the end of the day, I met the Prof again in her office, and basically was told that I will be offered the job, but no specifics. A week later, I got the offer and since I like the research facilities, I took the job.

    Interview Questions

    • A grad student asked me for some suggestions for her current project.   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Minnesota in May 2009.

    Interview

    It's a good conversation with my boss. I fit the position very well.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation.

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