I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at University of Cambridge in February 2010.
Interview Details – Submitted CV, and called in for an interview. Had to present previous research and answer questions. No soft-skills or standard interview questions, just demonstrating technical competency and good overview of future research plans.
Interview Question – Many technical questions about research, literature in my field, etc Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Cambridge in November 2009.
Interview Details – First I had a phone interview and then was flown in to give a presentation and have an in-person interview. They paid for the flight and arranged an accommodation for me during my stay.
Negotiation Details – The salaries are fixed in academia. So there was really not much to discuss beside science.
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at University of Cambridge in July 2008.
Interview Details – It was a meeting with the professor but it was me who asked for it. Otherwise I would have started the job without interview.
Negotiation Details – For any negotiation they ask formal (paper) proofs
The process took a day - interviewed at University of Cambridge in July 2010.
Interview Details – A few days after applying for this position (through email), I was informed that my CV was interesting and the screening of the applicants (for the interview) will begin soon after the deadline. Three weeks later, I was informed that I was shortlisted for the interview and I was asked to confirm my availability for a personal interview. After confirming my availability, two weeks later, some material was shared with me to go through, to understand the nature of the proposed research project, that is to be held in a week.
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