I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Emory University in August 2008.
Interview Details – I applied directly to the PI. Initial communication was through email, followed that by a phone interview. The phone interview was confined to science; mostly my research, what interests me about the lab, etc. I was then invited to visit the lab, interact with other members of the lab, meet faculty members with whom we collaborate and then a presentation.
I was offered the job within 48 hours.
The whole process from the initial contact to the offer stage took only 2 weeks.
Interview Question – Mostly conversational. General stuff about research and science. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Typically, this sort of positions don't allow much room for negotiations when it comes to salary. However, my start date was quite flexible and that helped a lot.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Emory University in January 2011.
Interview Details – The interview process was standard for the field involving a site visit, multiple meetings with different faculty members, and a presentation to the department. People were very friendly, honest and helpful. However, I knew the people I was interviewing with from professional meetings. I also already had an offer, so the interview was more for me to decide if I wanted to work at Emory.
Interview Question – Why don't you tell me a little bit about yourself. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Unfortunately Emory standardizes the pay scale for postdocs according to the NIH payline. You can negotiate additional salary, but this is very difficult.
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