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Postdoctoral Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Interview Details

I had a serendipitous introduction that led to an off-handed mention of a job opening. I followed up on that lead and never really had a formal interview. I was lucky.

Negotiation Details
No negotiation
Accepted Offer

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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Duke University.

    Interview Details

    Very straight forward Postdoctoral interview experience.

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    Negotiation Details
    NA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Duke University in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    give a presentation, discuss projects with Professor

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Duke University in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    During my PhD training I visited Duke for 8 months through a collaboration. I was offered to come back as a postdoc before I even got my PhD. I did not have a regular interview.

    Interview Questions
    • I did not interview as such, but I have been part of many postdoc interviews. The most asked technical questions in our department are always: "what can it be used for and how can it be commercialized". Even for very basic science, this question comes up and you better have an answer. Tip. Ask for your PhD supervisors grant proposals - your answer will usually be there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got my own funding, so we only negociated about fringe benefits, which my department ended up giving me.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Duke University in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    presentation and meetings with group members

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Duke University in March 2008.

    Interview Details

    I sent a email to a professor who has a similar background with mine. Then he called me after two days. No research topics mainly about the onsite interview arrangement. And one is how long does it take for me to graduate. During the onsite interview, we had a dinner together, then the next day I gave a presentation. You need to know your topic well. You will always have lots of questions.

    Interview Questions
    • all the question are not general questions. you need to understand your research very well.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Since it is a postdoctoral associate, so not much negotiation. Everything is similar to very postdoc in the lab.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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