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Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanderbilt University in April 2014.
Interview Details – Applied online. Had a phone interview after one week. Then go for on site interview three weeks later. A full day interview with people there. Got email one week after interview date to inform they would not offer me.
Interview Question – Lots of standard interview questions: why this job, career goal, Answer Question
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Vanderbilt University in February 2011.
Interview Details – Arrived from Spain. The professor didn't pay for the airfare to the US; instead, just paid from NYC to Nashville. She also did not pay relocation costs. On the day of the interview, I gave a seminar to the department. Then, met with several professors to talk about my project. In the evening, my soon-to-be boss took me out drinking....she ended up drunk and I had to carry her home.
Interview Question – To explain the specifics of my research project more as to how it relates to differentiation and proliferation. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation. The university uses a standard NIH payscale for postdocs which begins with a base salary and then increases with each year of prior postdoc experience.
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