The Scripps Research Institute Interview Questions

Updated Feb 20, 2015
Updated Feb 20, 2015
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    Lab Assistant/Work-study Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    All communications were done through email. Asked to come to lab by research assistant, gave a quick tour of the lab and asked few questions, then talked to PI for few questions, told to wait for response. Then few days later, got my job asking for confirmation.

    Interview Questions
    • Do you experience working in lab? Do you know how ot do basic dilutions?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Administrative Assistant II Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    The first phase was to create and apply on their website, http://hr.scripps.edu/jobs/index.html. You will have to answer their questions, submit a Resume, Cover letter. (additional certifications optional) You can continue to check the status of your resume/application. Phase 2 you will be contacted via phone and asked if you are available for a interview. Once you confirm you are available you will receive an email with details of time, location, and POC. Phase 3 is the actual interview. You will be asked to fill out paperwork, take a typing test, then you will be interviewed and your test results will be reviewed also.

    Interview Questions
    • There was not an unexpected question. It was a very basic interview.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview from HR and Lab's personnels. Depending on which lab carrying the search, the questions are different. The phone interviews may last for 1 hr each. May ask for the subjects' knowledge, questions on the research summary. Inform about which tasks would the position require.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    Hiring and interview process depends entirely on PI and lab. It is easy to get a position here if you bring your own funding. Interview typically involves a research presentation and lunch/dinner with the lab you will join. Some people get a very tough interview. In my case, everything happened by email

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    in total, the interview process took 4 hours: a mix of meeting the laboratory members and seeing the facility. It was very detailed and I got a very good idea of the facility and the team I applied to work in. Be prepared for a long interview ( as is common with science jobs) and be knowledgeable of what the Principal Investigator has been working on.

    Interview Questions
    • What are you wanting to do with this job in your future?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Understand that grant money is tight. Experience will weigh in your favour
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Technician Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, process took more than a month to land an interview. Initial HR interview, prepared questions. If HR deems it appropriate they send you in to the lab. Informative interview with the lab members, discussed their research and approaches.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was a 2 round process. 1st one was simple HR where they simply asked about the project or past work you have done. They looked more concern why you are interested in this job. The 2nd was technical interview. Where the guy who was going to mentor me interviewed me. He asked some basic OOPS question java question and some problems to solve they were quite easy.

    Interview Questions
    • The technical interview was easy just do the basics of object oriented design some basic database, and some java concepts.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Research Assistant I Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at The Scripps Research Institute.

    Interview Details

    Mostly HR question with few prepared technical questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    They called me up and i came in. They asked me questions pertaining to the specific goals of my role as an background in engineering and how i could help and i told them.

    Interview Questions
    • There was none. Everything was expected, in fact too much.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

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

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at The Scripps Research Institute in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    the professor just asked me some questions regarding my phd research, does not have on site interview, sometimes I heard that no phone interview necessary, good recommendation is required, if you have some connections, you will get it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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