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Lawrence Berkeley Lab Graduate Student Researcher Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 11, 2014
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Graduate Student Researcher Interview

Graduate Student Researcher
Berkeley, CA

I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Lawrence Berkeley Lab in August 2010.

Interview Details – There is no formal interview or hiring process if you a grad student at UC Berkeley and your scientific adviser has a shared employment with UC Berkeley and the lab. It is often up to your adviser and the funding sources to put you on a campus or LBNL payroll. There is no differences in salaries. The salary information for this position is public and the salaries at LBNL for graduate student researchers are matched to the salaries of corresponding departments on campus.

Interview Question – There are no questions asked if you are already working with an adviser on UC Berkeley campus.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no real negotiation phase.


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Graduate Student Researcher Interview

Graduate Student Researcher
Berkeley, CA

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Lawrence Berkeley Lab in May 2011.

Interview Details – I just sent an email to one of the group leaders stating I would like to do research for a thesis there.

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Negotiation Details – The offer was conform the standards for the job type.

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