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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Feb 2009 – Reviewed May 16, 2013 New
Interview Details – Different people have different interview process. Some professors do face-to-face interview. Others just do phone interview.
Interview Question – No such questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiable conditions.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Initial application online, then telephone interview, then first in person interview followed by panel interview.
Interview Question – None, all questions were the standard interview questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO – Reviewed Apr 12, 2013
Interview Details – Met with all staff and management. Position fully explained. No surprises. Acted quickly to hire. Asked "How would you handle this situation" or "how would you solve this problem" type of questions.
Interview Question – Would you have any difficulty firing someone? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Tried to negotiate, not possible.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Apr 2009 – Reviewed Feb 23, 2013
Interview Details – You give a talk on your research, you collect recommendations, in person interview with the department chariman
Negotiation Details – through letters mostly
No Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Jul 2012 – Reviewed Oct 5, 2012
Interview Details – Submitted a resume with a cover letter. Called me about a week later. Brief phone interview, next call that afternoon. Set up an interview for the next day, nice woman, fairly easy questions. Toured the facility and chatted a bit. Followed up with a thank you email. Heard absolutely nothing for a month and then received a stock email thanking me but declining to move forward.
Interview Question – Really no curve balls... Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO – Reviewed Aug 1, 2012
Interview Details – I was already working in the lab as a Postdoc and got taken on as a Staff Scientist.
Interview Question – No real questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated better starting salary.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Feb 2008 – Reviewed Jun 30, 2012
Interview Details – Questions about research. Need to prepare a PPT summarizing your research and before phone interview. Briefly introduce your research and some questions about your skills. There were some questions about your off-work life and hobbies, and some introduction about the university. Generally, it's very positive.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Oct 2011 – Reviewed Apr 30, 2012
Interview Details – Had a brief 15 minute conversation in which I was asked about my adademic experience and previous work experience.
Interview Question – What lab skills you you possess? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Couldn't negotiate due to being paid by a government grant.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Jan 2012 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2012
Interview Details – It was very short, mostly they just relied on the resume.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work here? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, set rates
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Saint Louis, MO Mar 2011 – Reviewed Mar 26, 2012
Interview Details – Interview was set up through an internship coordinator as part of the summer internship requirement of our program. Interview was not behavioral but rather consisted of them talking about the position, the organization, and some of the opportunities available to expand the scope of the learning experience during the internship. Topical issues relevant to academic medical centers were touched upon and would be useful to bring up in a question.
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