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Washington University in St. Louis Research Assistant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2014
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I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in May 2013.

Interview Details – 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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Interview Details – Apply for PHD program

Interview Question – Future plan   Answer Question

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Interview Details – 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 Question – None, just the usual questions.   Answer Question

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

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Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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.

Interview Question – No such questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There is no negotiable conditions.

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Research Assistant
Saint Louis, MO

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed 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.

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Saint Louis, MO

The process took a day - interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in March 2010.

Interview Details – 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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The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in April 2011.

Interview Details – 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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I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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 Question – How would you organise what u r going to do   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – non-negotiable

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The process took a day - interviewed 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.

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I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Washington University in St. Louis in February 2009.

Interview Details – typical

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