Yale University Postdoctoral Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yale University.

    Interview Details

    First is phone interview. Some basic questions about research projects done before, why choose the new lab, any visa sponsorship needs. Then on-site interview to give a presentation, then meet with other postdoc working there.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Send CV first, got invited for onsite interview. The interview process took one day, including 1 hour presentation and 7-8 people one-to-one interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yale University.

    Interview Details

    My pi is great. Just the lab environment is not fit for me

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at Yale University in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First I spoke on Skype and told what I can and what I want. Then I came to the lab to give a talk. On the seminar with the whole group PI asked a lot of questions on the subject. It was planned to meet several group members individually so they spoke about their research. In the end it was private conversation with PI and he offered a job.

    Negotiation Details
    I've managed to bargain salary over email afterwards to get 20% more than was offered on interview day. Just wrote en email and asked how much I want and was offered slightly less.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Yale University in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    It is a regular interview for postdocs. The professor came to meet me at the hotel, we had breakfast together, then we went to the lab to meet the rest. I first give a presentation of my previous research, which didn't go great. Then I talk to everyone in the lab, each for 30 minutes. The last one to talk is the professor. We then went to dinner and the whole thing finishes at 8:00.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New Haven, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New Haven, CT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Yale University in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    Meeting with two professor from Yale talking about own research.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Yale University.

    Interview Details

    Interview was standard operating procedure for postdoctoral position. Meet with PI and discuss projects. Meet with lab members to see if we get along. Give a talk of past research and what you could bring to the lab. Go out to lunch with the lab and make awkward conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't find any part of the interview process difficult or unexpected. I went in prepared.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation available - the salary is the salary.
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Yale University in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    I found the job ad from Naturejobs, and emailed my application. The PI replied very fast after two days, and phoned my current PI for recommendation letter. After the phone call, my current PI told me that this Yale PI is very happy with my back ground, and I got a big chance in getting the job.

    A few days later, I had a skype interview with the Yale PI and his senior postdoc. The interview was easy and fast. I gave a 40 minutes presentation of my current and previous work. They asked easy questions and described what they are doing in the lab. The Yale PI agreed to give me an answer within one week.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nothing really to be negotiated. Fixed low salary, no house rent allowance. Though the PI agreed to cover the relocation expense.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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