NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Interview Questions

Updated Sep 8, 2014
Updated Sep 8, 2014
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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 day - interviewed 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

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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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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process takes one day long and each candidate needs to give one hour presentation with questions and need to meet each individual principal investigators and several other postdoctoral fellows to be evaluated and also get an idea of what it is like to work here

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at NIH.

    Interview Details

    Typically you'll go through one or two days of interviews. You will probably have to give a presentation about your current research. The hiring process may take a little while if they are interviewing more than one candidate.

    Negotiation Details
    Since salaries and benefits are set by NIH guidelines there is not much room, if any, to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at NIH in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    the principle investigator contacted me and invited me to have an on-site interview. I gave an oral presentation and met key persons one by one there. i had lunch with other fellows and had dinner with PIs.

    Interview Questions
    • can you tell me the mechanisms of the subjects you studied?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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