Washington University in St. Louis Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Feb 9, 2015
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Declined Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

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

Interview

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.

Interview Questions

  • What are some of your past experiences in research? What do you do?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Washington University in St. Louis

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Apply for PHD program

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was told it wasn't an option.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2013.

    Interview

    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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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Saint Louis, MO
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in March 2010.

    Interview

    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.

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2009.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiable conditions.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis (Saint Louis, MO) in February 2008.

    Interview

    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

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Negotiation

    non-negotiable

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in May 2009.

    Interview

    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

    • What classes have you taken.   1 Answer
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