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NIH Interview Questions in Bethesda, MD

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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    Administrative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    Just a one on one interview with two separate staff members. Interviewing process is definitely different depending on the position in which you are applying for. My interviewer asked several questions regarding previous employment positions and asked for me to elaborate about my role and tasks performed during my employment with that company.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Hsa Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    Global application. Many interviews via phone, email and in person. Slow process, with many steps, so prepare well. Write detail resume and cover letter. Took several weeks to move on. Hiring process is long.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you changing jobs. What do you think this job is about.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Little room for negotiation in the federal government. At least for me. But got more vacation time that most.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    I was already a contractor and I got switched to an full time employee.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Post-baccalaureate IRTA Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    2 interviews-1 over the phone, 2nd in person. They really tried to match me based on my goals and interests and if they felt they could provide a learning experience for me

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing tricky really. Perhaps why I never published in undergraduate studies when given the chance?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    Initial email to set up a date for interview in person. After the presentation, discussion with the lab P.I.. About 1 month later, job offer (salary, benefits, etc.)

    Interview Questions
    • How do you think you can contribute to the project we're likely to hire you for?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Pathways Program Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    This program has three different sub programs based on your education eligibility . If you qualify for either of the programs its a great way to get a paid job/internship because the funding doesn't come from the depleted NIH budget. It's easy to qualify and fill out the application for the program, but you must have someone from the inside pull you out of the application pool for you to even be considered. The interviews are based on what institute you are going to work for. I had quite a few mini interview with various people in the branch. They were all standard question just to gauge my interest in the research area.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Facilities Program Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at NIH in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    The hire process is the typical goverment hiring process. The Interview was a panel of three personnel with situational questions. The personnel on the hiring panel did not have the same level of education as I do and were not aware of some of the information that I was giving them upon answering thier questions.

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was, Why I felt I was the best person for the job?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Administrative Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at NIH in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Pray that a veteran doesn't apply, because you wont make the cert. The first process is they only interview people with the longest time in grade. Just cross your fingers and hope.

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    I got a foot in the door through a staffing agency. I surely was a great place to have visited. Directors were nice highly educated but yet very humble and seemed easy to work with

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at NIH in July 2012.

    Interview Details

    contacted the OI directly and interviewed directly with the PI and his lab members
    gave a 30-45 minute talk followed by questions and answers
    flew in in the morning, spend 4-5 hours at NIH and flew out in the evening

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    there is no negotiating. starting salary for a 1st year postdoc is set
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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