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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview about my previous work.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Post Doc Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview by the PI. No follow-up lab visit before formal offer.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    I was working at Sanford Burnham at the time and looking for a different job. I found the staff scientist position on Burnham's job page. Submitted my resume online and called up the person who was hiring. Got an interview right away. I had to wait for a couple of months until I got the offer.

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    • The most unexpected part is that I was given an interview when I was only trying to find out more details about the job and not prepared at all.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Personal meeting with PI and lab memebers

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Post Doc Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in La Jolla, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    One hour research seminar with future group members plus 30 min interviews with group members and PI. Lunch with lab members included.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in April 2009.

    Interview Details

    A typical postdoc interview: consisted of a presentation followed by one on one interviews with other postdocs in the lab, other PI's, and the hiring PI.

    Interview Questions
    • What research question would you like to pursue?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Consisted of asking for a higher salary. Publication track record gives more leverage to a higher salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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