Washington University in St. Louis Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 9, 2015
Updated Feb 9, 2015
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Research Assistant Interview

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I applied in-person – interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis.

Interview Details

Emailed and spoke to professors and discussed some projects that I worked on in the past. Explained who I was to the professor in terms of hobbies and interests. They gave me ideas of what their labs do and what I would do in their labs.

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  • What are some of your past experiences in research? What do you do?   Answer Question
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Apply for PHD program

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Phone interview, long interviews with multiple managers. Interviews lasted over an hour. The hiring process included meeting with human resources, a urine test and a hair sample was taken for drug testing. They cut out a significant chunk of hair and the employees who were involved in this process could not have possible been any ruder. In addition to the interviews, references were checked, all that were listed.

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    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was told it wasn't an option.
    Accepted Offer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in May 2013.

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    I just emailed the principal investigator. Some of the senior students also work in that agency. So they are pretty familiar with our student cohort. Got an email expressing interest to talk in-person. Mainly discussed the current research projects to see if I am interested in working on them. After a week, I followed up and got the job.

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
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    The process took a dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in March 2010.

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    I applied for and interviewed for several jobs at Wash U and overall they suck at getting back to you. People rarely give contact information and if you ask for a way to get in touch with them they refuse. If you are lucky enough to get the info for a follow up, they sometimes just don't answer you back. I have gone on interviews with them where the interviewer has been down right mean, talking about how apparently incompetent I am. What I don't understand is if they don't think I'm a good fit why even call me for an interview? I think they have a quota of people they have to interview before they can hire someone.

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    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Different people have different interview process. Some professors do face-to-face interview. Others just do phone interview.

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    Negotiation Details
    There is no negotiable conditions.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in February 2008.

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in April 2011.

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    I was asked technique skills and working hour. It looks like they were looking for someone had more experience in micro-injection at that time.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    presented my credentials and my interest in the project i was going to do. then i was told about the things i had to do.
    should not be difficult with th right interest and background
    good experience

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in May 2009.

    Interview Details

    The overall process was quite smooth. They basically just want to make sure you have the knowledge they needed. Asked about course background and previous experiences. Also asked some research specific questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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