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I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Oxford.
Interview Details – Offered job internally. One interview with group leader.
Interview Question – Not difficult Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Salary on offer wasn't great. Chose industry instead.
I applied online - interviewed at Oxford in March 2013.
Interview Details – Had worked for the University before, so I was not overly worried. I applied for the post through the University's website. I was shortlisted and invited to interview at the Medical Teaching Centre on South Parks Road. It was an interview panel with 3 people, two of whom were academics. I felt they were most unfriendly in their attitude; did not put me at ease at all. At one point I was asked a question but one of the interviewers kept interrupting me as I tried to answer. I felt literally bullied. The department did not even have the courtesy to tell me that I had been unsuccessful.
Interview Question – How would you persuade me to provide you with the examination questions that you need to print? Answer Question
Interviewed at Oxford
Interview Details – Had to network to get in touch with my doctoral supervisor. Didn't really have to go through a formal application procedure. Was asked a few questions related to my work during the masters and bachelors program, and related to research area I'd work in.
Interview Question – Some tricky questions related to my research area. Answer Question
I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Oxford in April 2010.
Interview Details – A very fast process (~1month) as I had gone directly through the research group leader. There were no problems with processing any paper work and the grant from my funding body came into effect the day I started.
Interview Question – I was asked what I wanted to do after my postdoc View Answer
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Oxford in November 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview, online test, 1 to 1 interview, Skills based test testing your foreign language skills.
Interview Question – Translation of passages in French and German into English Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No room for negotiation as it was a contract position.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oxford in November 2008.
Interview Details – You send a CV and Cover Letter, they call you back and invite to arrive to Oxford for the interview.
Interview Question – They give you a scientific paper to read and ask question about the date published. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Oxford in June 2010.
Interview Details – Normal interview questions, the building is a hidden from the main campus and about 3 miles from the city Centre.
The interview had some strange questions about scripting when you normally do not memorize the scripts that you do a couple of months old.
NOTE: This was the first employer that does not refunded the travel expenses, I had been in much more important interviews and I had my travel, hotel and even personal expenses reimbursed.
Interview Question – Please write a shell script that you had done in the last months View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Oxford in January 2008.
Interview Details – I had two one on one interviews with faculty at the college, neither of which were intimidating. The professors asked a few standard questions - why Oriel, why history. They asked me to analyse a postcard of a suffregette walking through a hostile crowd, something for which I was not prepared. Perhaps brushing up on basic source analysis beforehand would be helpful/
Interview Question – Why Oriel? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Oxford in January 2009.
Interview Details – it was a 75 minute interview based on three mathematical questions.
Interview Question – how many words can you make from the letters of COMMITTEE? Answer Question
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