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Updated Aug 18, 2014
Updated Aug 18, 2014
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    Biomedical Clinical Applications Interview

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    Interview Details

    that their interviews will be conducted using a team approach. We have also found that candidates reveal
    their strengths and weaknesses more fully when they do not know the identity of the hiring manager, or if they do
    – even if just by name – when the hiring manager does not participate directly but only observes during the group
    interview.
    The interview team should assemble approximately 15 minutes in advance of the interview to review the
    process and interview guidelines.
    When the candidate is brought into the room, team members should introduce themselves by name only,
    and, without using titles, each should describe his/her area of responsibility and how the candidate will be expected
    to interact with and contribute to the team and the company, if the candidate is selected to fill the role for which
    they are interviewing

    Accepted Offer
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    Developer Interview

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    Interview Details

    The turn around time is fast. Interviewers were professional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Laboratory Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by email via linkedin, set up an initial over the phone interview with the recruiter. Then a skype interview with the hiring panel. Then they flew me in to do a face to face interview. Then they asked me to do a mini exam. After a few days they called me to do a reference check. I was now given the initial offer but I think I can negotiate a better deal.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if you disagree fundamentally with your superior.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Still early in the process
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Secretary to Medical Staff Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Human Resource will contact you for an interview. One interview with the manager, appropriate team leader for the position and in some cases a human resources representative, (most likely if it is an external hire). Formulaic question and answer sheet with the manager and team leader alternating between questions. Situation questions such as here are a list of tasks, in which order would you complete them and so on. If you pass this interview you will most likely be asked to take a computer aptitude test.

    Interview Questions
    • Please give me an example of two of your weaknesses.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation necessary. You may negotiate your working hours, they can be flexible. If you are applying for a unionized position the pay is non-negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    MRI Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online via indeed and called to leave a message that I am interested in the position. Received an email after around 3 weeks to a month of applying online about an interview. Was interviewed by the scientist responsible for the project. Interview was all technical and all he was looking for was technical skills in MRIs. No behavioral questions or anything like that.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Summer Internship – Medical Technology Innovation Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Direct manager is the one who usually conducts interviews, filters resumes, it is just one interview.
    A back ground check or reference check is conducted after passing your interview. First half of interview was mainly behavioral interview, second half was about the medical innovation industry challenges.
    No tricky questions every thing was straight forward

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me what technology will reshape the heart failure industry?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Pharmacy Student Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I emailed cover letter and CV directly to the hiring manager to consider for the summer position. The initial reply was that there was no more vacant position for the upcoming summer but s/he was going to discuss with the staff to see if they need more help for the summer. Then I was invited for a panel interview (~1hr long) which included a short tour of the work place. The interviewing process was pretty standard but the atmosphere was very relaxed and positive.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The wage was preset based on the experience (number of years in pharmacy school). However, their rate was the best offered in Toronto area.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Medical Physics Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    First process was application submissions which include my resume, references, cover letter and unofficial academic transcript. After the application processes were done, I had an interview with a medical physicists (e.g. setting can be either phone or face to face interview).

    Interview Questions
    • What/when was the most overwhelming situations?
      How did you react to that situation? How would you bring/make a change to avoid that situations? What it is your problem solving strategies??
      Technical Knowledge related to medical physics technologies, treatment planning techniques (e.g. VMAT, IMRT, SRS, and SBRT), etc.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Medical Imaging Research Assistant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview was with my direct supervisor. Was asked general questions about personality and so on..."Tell me about yourself", "have you ever encountered X situation in the work place", etc. A few of the interview questions were related to my resume and prior work experience. Finally, had an open ended technical question on how I would reconstruct volumetric imaging data into different forms.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a set of images that represent cross sectional 'slices' of a 3D series representing the heart, how would you calculate the internal volume?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Research Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre in August 2008.

    Interview Details

    Researching the job and the scientist is important. The most required skills and characteristics are: intelligence either based on experience or marks for recent grads, willingness to learn, and the ability to show that you thrive in a challenging work environment. Integrity is important.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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