Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Stanford University in June 2012.
Interview Details – It is with my PHD advisor! So the interview is pretty easy!
Interview Question – What are you going to do during your post-doc period? Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Stanford University in February 2012.
Interview Details – Sent out email and resume. PI contacted me over phone and did an initial chat and asked for references. PI spoke to references and called me back for an onsite interview . Put me up at a hotel in downtown Palo Alto. Did a Full day interview with his 20+ lab group.
Interview Question – Describe what you want to contribute to the lab? Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took a day - interviewed at Stanford University in March 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a professor in my field who was looking for a postdoc with a background similar to mine. We set up an interview for about a week later. I met with the professor, gave an hour-long talk with Q and A, met with different lab members and took tours of the labs, and met with the professor again; total interview time of about 5 hours. The professor was obviously extremely smart, very driven and excited about the projects, kind, forthright, and positive. The facilities and equipment were top-of-the-line, cutting edge. The students were smart with personalities varying from laid back to intense, funny to serious.
Interview Question – Technical questions about my thesis project and questions about my future goals. Answer Question
Interviewed at Stanford University
Interview Details – Very easy straight forward. Got a date and was asked to give a talk during the general lab seminar.
Negotiation Details – no negotiation...take it or leave it
Freedom to be creative and create/test new curriculum on students.
Exposure to diverse set of students (Engineering, GSB, and a bunch of other departments) – Full Review
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