Stanford University Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jan 28, 2015
Updated Jan 28, 2015
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Stanford University.

Interview Details

Applied through the portal and was contacted a month later via email. Talked about past experience in the lab and research interests. Was also asked some basic interview questions (e.g. future plans, why do you want to work here?).Applied through the portal and was contacted a month later. Talked about past experience in the lab and research interests. Was also asked some basic interview questions (e.g. future plans, why do you want to work here?). Got an email two weeks later that I did get the position.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Palo Alto, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Stanford University in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was working at the museum as a volunteer. Once I met another volunteer who used to be an empolyee of the museum. He then referred me to a staff and I got the chance to be interviewed. The interview is not difficult, just asked about my passion about art, what I am learning at Stanford, etc.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview Details

    Just general questions about my interests, background in research, and general knowledge about the subject matter

    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Stanford University.

    Interview Details

    took one month for a call back. Met individually with 3 people, about 20 minutes with each person.

    Interview Questions
    • Easy questions. Asked: why I wanted job, research experience, and if an when I ever brok protocol.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stanford, CA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Stanford University in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed only with my professor

    Negotiation Details
    I was given a salary that I accepted
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Stanford University in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    It was a very low stress process, however this is very specific to the area of the school I work in (and those I now work under). There was pressure on their end to hire someone and the process was quick. I had a short phone interview that led to an in person interview, 1:1 with 2 separate supervisors. It was a casual discussion about abilities, interests, and needs.

    Interview Questions
    • No question was unexpected or difficult, all within my realm of experience and non-specific.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Essentially the position was offered as a non-negotiable salary due to budget constraints. I have found out that the employee I replaced was payed significantly more. I have not, and do not intend to, push on this front.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Regular HR interview with typical HR questions.
    Why did you choose this company?
    5yr plan?

    Interview Questions
    • The most significant ever happened in your life at professional or personal level?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    PhD candidate. applications were submitted through online systems. wait for a couple of months until they gave an admission to the position. After a another month, the financial aid information was provided. all through emails.

    No Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Submit application to graduate school; interview; acception; find academic advisor that can provide financial support

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Stanford University in May 2011.

    Interview Details

    Online application process; candidates ranked their top research project choices and wrote short essays about why they wanted to be a part of those projects. A few background checks on major and interest in the field. Professors then go through the applications and rank the ones they seem are most suited for the research. A computer does the final matchup that determines whether and who gets to work in which position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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