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Research Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Cornell University.
Interview Details – Phone interview, offer same day.
Interview Question – There weren't very many unexpected questions, most about previous experiences and career goals. Answer Question
Very Easy Interview
Research Assistant Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Cornell University in February 2008.
Interview Details – It was mostly done via recommendation process.
The interviewee knew about my interest through our mutual aquaintance.
Interview Question – What is your interest? View Answer
Negotiation Details – I did not try negotiation
Research Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Cornell University in August 2009.
Interview Details – I was asked questions about the kind of research experience I previously had. I was interviewing in the crop and soil sciences department, so I was also asked if i had any previous experience with plants. I had a strong chemical background, which fit the needs of their project well. I was shown around the office. The interview did not take long at all.
Interview Question – Do you know the details of the insulin pathway in human subjects? Answer Question
Research Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Cornell University in April 2009.
Interview Details – I filled out an application and then handed it in at the office in person. I was contacted in about a week or two for a one on one interview with the manager. I was asked about my background, my previous work experience and what I did at those jobs, and how that experience would apply to the job I was interviewing for.
Very Easy Interview
Research Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Cornell University in August 2008.
Interview Details – Emailed for information, was contacted by the professor, professor was out of town so met with lab manager, discussed prior experience, was given a lab tour, and started the following week. People were great, everyone was welcoming and had a good sense of humor. Easiest thing I've ever interviewed for.
Interview Question – How long do you see yourself working in the lab Answer Question
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