I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester in January 2013.
Interview Details – Online submission of a CV / Resume, teaching and research plans. Then half a day on-site with informal one-to-one interviews/discussions with 4 members of staff, plus a departmental seminar which is open to all, and then a formal interview with the same people as with the one-to-ones which had some elements influenced by the "informal" parts.
Interview Question – What particular role would you like to champion as a member of staff? View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at University of Manchester in May 2011.
Interview Details – the hiring is usually set before advert is published. it has to be published wide but everybody knows who will get the job in 70% of cases. new people have a chance only if there is a funding and all phd students/postdocs in the group have things to do.
Interview Question – do you have questions for us? View Answer
Negotiation Details – no negotiation. you accept or you are out. you have to bend to everything
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at University of Manchester.
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Was a previous student, so had a very relaxed meeting to confirm my interest. Simple online form, and two references.
For students from other universities, I know that the form is a bit more in depth, and there are formal interviews. Often the prospective students will be introduced to the current students for a chat.
Interview Question – As I was a student already at Manchester, there wasn't a formal interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No financial negotiation, but there was talk of which experiment, however this is not normally confirmed until you start.
I interviewed at University of Manchester in June 2009.
Interview Details – it was a pleasant experience and i was awarded a scholarship to study at the university. during the 3 years stay in the lab i wanted to say it was really well wothy the time. manchester is a great city and very lively. the university provides a lot of resourses and fun things for anyone to join. I am very happy with my choice really.
Interview Question – what is your research experience View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester in July 2011.
Interview Details – it was a good day. I was kind of rush for the meeting. They are a little bit late from the previous candidate. Presentation was very good...I feel. But I was no good on questions. Three lectures and prof interviewed me include the head of research center. About 5questins was asked all related to basic technique knowledge. I was too nervous to think and they are looking for specific answer and I did not deliver. I can feel immediately wrong after the interview.
Interview Question – What would you do if you disagree with your supervisor. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at University of Manchester in September 2009.
Interview Details – I found the application to work for The University of Manchester on their careers site. They wanted someone to do a weeks worth of flyering. I emailed the address given and arranged a quick 5 minute interview. I was given the job which turned out to be very easy and so worth doing, as the interview wasn't very difficult!
Interview Question – Will you be tempted to leave early if not monitored View Answer
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