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Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in April 2015.

Interview

Simple questions on work experiences and goals. Talked about why I want to research at columbia. Laid back but the interviewer seem distracted. They were disorganized. They were 2+ hours late to the scheduled interview.

Interview Questions

  • What were your work experiences and what are your goals few years from now. What were the lab techniques.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Just went in and interviewed with a professor. Knocked on the door and when I was told to come in, I went in. Then we talked for a while and then I left.

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Interview was easy. I presented my work, followed by Q and A. Then I had a conversation with the PI about the projects that I will be working on in the next few years. and I had lunch with a few of the lab members which was a great experience

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Interviewed over the phone, as I was living in the UK at the time. I already knew the people as we are in the same field. Two principal investigators spoke with me for about an hour. It was low-key, since we'd already informally agreed to the position.

    Interview Questions

    • We reviewed a published paper of mine, and I had to explain it in detail.   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Columbia University (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    2 times of phone interviews.
    1st, general discussion about past experiences
    2nd, detail discussion on potential work and contribution

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia University in January 2010.

    Interview

    Interview consisted of a job talk to an audience of about 20-25 people. Little technical discussion during the talk and then 1:1 discussions and interviews.

    1 coding interview, 1 probability interview, and 4 research discussions.

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Columbia University in January 2008.

    Interview

    Spoke to various people in the department

    Interview Questions

    • What is your experience? Why do you think you will be a good fit?   Answer Question

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