Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at The Institute of Cancer Research
- Bioinformatician (1)
- Higher Scientific Officer (1)
- Postdoctoral Scientist (1)
- Highr Scientific Officer (1)
- No OfferNegative Experience
I interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research in July 2015.
Was offered a date for an interview that I couldn't make (as I was out the country) so asked if it was possible to reschedule for a few days later and was told no problem, we will be in touch shortly with a new date. Heard nothing for a week or two so emailed to see if a new date had been reached for my interview to be told they had filled the position! Very unprofessional, unapologetic and totally unacceptable. If you are offered an interview, you expect the best person for the job will get the job, not the earliest candidate to interview. I wasted days preparing for this interview and had provisionally arranged accommodation assuming I would hear back from them.
- The only question I was asked was 'can you come on this date on an interview?' 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. I interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research.
I got invited for a phone interview a few days after the job posting closed, and invited for an in-person interview a day after that, which was conducted 2 weeks later. I was told that my references will be contacted before the in-person interview. I was asked to briefly present my previous research to the group. They were very polite and friendly and asked some questions about my work. I was given a tour of the lab/offices, taken for lunch and had a nice chat about future projects afterwards. I was offered the job the next day.
- The only non-scientific question was "How well do you perform in a team setting" Answer Question
There was no negotiation, the salary was already set to the maximum of the band that job was advertised in.
Helpful (1)Accepted Offer
Applied online, got telephone interview a week after application deadline, invited for interview immediately after the telephone interview - had 2 weeks to prepare for this. Interview took 2 hours, with 30 minutes of presenting my PhD work to 3 interviewees. Got offer via telephone a week after interview
- Where would you like to be in 10 years' time? 1 Answer
No negotiations, offer of salary based on number of years of experience and fixed by HR. The offer was above natiional average and so i accepted it without qualms.
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at The Institute of Cancer Research.
Conducted by the P.I. of the lab that you apply to. I first had a phone interview and was invited to give presentation about my PhD research project to the P.I. and some members of the laboratory. I got introduced to everyone from the lab and was given a lab tour. The interview itself is quite informal.
- Most questions were technical about my current work but I was asked what was my weakness. Answer Question
Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review