Wistar Institute Interview Questions & Reviews in Pennsylvania
Getting an Interview
Research Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Wistar Institute in March 2010.
Interview Details – Was called by HR early on and fielded a few questions about my role at the lab I was working at during the time and what my 5-year plan was. I was then offered an interview, and first met with HR, which asked me some basic questions about what I did well vs. what I was weak at; where I saw myself in 5 years; describe a time when I succeeded against the odds/ exhibited leadership initiative.
Interview Question – "What would your boss say your major weaknesses are?" Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They offered my the very lowest baseline salary even though I had 3+ years of experience. I countered that it was too low - they came back with an extra 10K
Research Assistant Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Wistar Institute in June 2011.
Interview Details – Advice to applicants: Definitely read a good deal about the PI and his/her research before going in to the 1:1 interview.
Interview Question – What do you find most interesting about my research? Answer Question