University of Toronto Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2015
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

You have to talk to the professor and let him know why you want the job. You have to let him/her know that you are in for the experience and you really enjoy the work. You should also mention that it will help you with the practical hours you will need to graduate

Interview Questions

  • Why you want the position? What would you be able to offer to strengthen the team?   2 Answers

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I emailed the professor my resume and transcript. He replied and invited me for interview. After the interview, he sent me a review article, and asked me to write a summary and some comments.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your previous research experience. Why do you chose my lab? Why do you like nano-technology and what can be improved and how we can apply it for cancer treatment?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Applied online for a non-paid position as a research assistant in the department of chemistry. The application consisted of questions about my subjects of study, GPA, prior research experience. I was asked by the professor to come in for an interview. I was offered a job on the spot after touring the lab and accepted.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)).

    Interview

    Written application, writing sample, questions about research interest

    Interview Questions

    • What comparative policy issues I consider to be most important in pol. sci.   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    For Undergraduates only: Submit an application to Professor along with the transcripts. Prof interviews regarding basics of the field of research. Once Prof. agrees to take you, send subsequent application to NSERC Canada, which requires acceptance signatures from the Prof. Based on the academic performance and prof recommendation, NSERC processes limited number of applicants each year.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in February 2012.

    Interview

    The prof will contact you and set up an interview with you. He/she will ask domain specific questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was nothing that I can negotiate.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Toronto in September 2010.

    Interview

    Emailed the professor saying i wanted the job. He emailed me back. Set up a date to meet in his office and he asked me behavioural and situation questions. Also asked me about my previous work experiences and how it might relate to this position. Need strong math skills, and asked if I had interest in the field of work .

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at University of Toronto (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in March 2009.

    Interview

    After the initial emails, sent to many primary investigators, I received an email from one of the junior researchers looking for a research assistant to help with a project. The initial email gave me an idea of what the project was about, so I read about it beforehand to have something to say during the interview. Also, during the interview, there were several background questions regarding the material required knowledge for the project, which I was able to answer. Very down-to-earth atmosphere and carefree interview, just to find someone to help them with their project. Overall good process, but should rely less on marks before choosing someone. Perhaps some more weight on previous experience would help.

    Interview Questions

    • What projects were you involved with in the past?   1 Answer
    • What goals do you have for the future that fall in line with working in a research lab   2 Answers
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