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    Research Associate, Analytical Development Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Isis Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for a position, and I thought the position had been filled because it was a long time before the hiring manager contacted me. The phone interview was conversational, and the flow was easy going. The hiring manager tried to convince me how the position and the company were great. I went to an on-site interview. The meeting is mostly one-on-one interviews for 30 minute slots except for lunch which was with two people and casual. The one-on-one interviews struck me as being inefficient because everyone asked the same questions over and over. A panel interview might save time and allow everyone to hear your answers to their shared concerns. There were no substantive questions that really tested my technical abilities--just mostly questions on my prior experience. I really do not know how anyone can be chosen through this interview process since it relied mostly on how well you understood the paperwork needed at their company which is subjective to their interpretation of regulation. The interviewing process felt more like a position for clinical trials.

    Interview Questions
    • Despite having taken courses and having experience with GMP/GLP, people asked me about it. I responded that I had experience and anything different from what I knew, I could learn. Mostly, I think I was not familiar with all the paperwork. The interviewers probably had a disregard for my R&D background which worked in contrast to their production environment.   Answer Question
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Isis Pharmaceuticals.

    Interview Details

    Very good people, 30 minute phone interview, asked some basic biology and skills questions (PCR, Gel electrophoresis) and asked if I was interested in working with animals

    Interview Questions
    • Do you have a problem with animal research?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Take it or leave it offer
    Accepted Offer

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