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North Carolina State University Research Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 16, 2014
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Research Assistant

Interviewed at North Carolina State University

Interview Details – Talk with your PI. Just the standard apply process. He may ask you about your background, your motivation for research, papers you have published. The experience you gained from the past research work, etc. Overall, you should be sure about your interest before choosing an advisor and research field, because you will stick with it for 5 years.

Interview Question – Different for different areas. It is hard to provide any suggestions here.   Answer Question


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Research Assistant
Raleigh, NC

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at North Carolina State University in February 2010.

Interview Details – Interactive work culture. Interview process is fair.

Interview Question – Why don't you work in a company instead of a university   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Easy since there was a salary freeze and not much could be done


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Research Assistant
Raleigh, NC

The process took 3 days - interviewed at North Carolina State University in May 2008.

Interview Details – Interview consisted of a phone interview and a one page report on project goals.

Interview Questions

  • What was the X-Ray source used in the X-ray diffractrometer you used for your master's research?   View Answer
  • Questions about research and work ethic   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation since it was a PHD research assistant job

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