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Duke University Interview Questions

Updated Feb 21, 2017
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  1.  

    Associate In Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Got referred by another faculty member, and was invited to interview based on my credentials. It was a very laid back, informal meeting in the lab space, and most of the time was spent discussing the lab's ongoing research. I got the feeling that it was more of a "checking for mutual interest/fit" sort of thing, rather than a conventional interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your ultimate career goals, and how long do you see yourself in this position?   Answer Question
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    Staff Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Phone call interview first, just to get to know a little bit more about me. Then it was followed up with a Skype interview where I got to ask management some questions about how they did things and about my potential role.

    Interview Questions

    • Whether I had experience working with students, and if so in what capacity?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation process.

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    Graduate Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Done over email, the process was quite informal, questions about my experience working with the program, and interest in taking on a larger role as graduate assistant. I was asked to apply for the position by the program director, who then reviewed my application and let me know within days that I had received the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Why would you want to take on more responsibility with this program?   Answer Question
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    Admissions Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Durham, NC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Group Q&A, presentation, case study, meeting with Dean, meeting with assistant dean. You meet with the hiring manager at the beginning, provide basic info about yourself, give a 30 minute presentation on a topic of your choosing in front of admissions team, take part in case study in front of team, meet with dean of admissions, meet with hiring manager.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you reconcile a student you like personally, but isn't academically rigorous?   1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    This was a pretty standard academic interview. My experience was a bit peculiar, since I was continuing along in the lab where I did my PHD, but typically, the process goes something like this:
    Duke will fly a candidate in the night before before handing the candidate off to the lab recruiting them. The candidate will then spend 1 day meeting and interviewing with the individual members of the lab. At some point, the candidate will be asked to give a 1 hour seminar to the prospective lab (smallest case) or the department in which the lab belongs. Afterwards, lab members/the PI will usually take a day or two to decide on whether to give the candidate an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • How do your research interests in X fit with our interests Y and Z?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I walked into the PI's lab and he pretty much just asked me about my prior lab experiences and what I expected to gain by working in his lab. He told me about his research and a few of the projects that his lab was working on etc. Honestly he was really easy going.

    Interview Questions

    • What effect does an amino acid alteration have on a protein?   1 Answer
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Professor asked my willingness in the email. After about one week, I met him and had some conversation after his class. I also heard other candidate to have discussion with him in his office

    Interview Questions

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    Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted an application online. I was then asked in for an interview which consisted of a few typical interview questions as well as me presenting a miniature lecture to my interviewer.

    Interview Questions

  10.  

    Comparative Medicine Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Duke University (Durham, NC).

    Interview

    Typically start off with a phone interview. If that goes well, they will bring you in to start as a temporary employee. Once you have completed your 90 days, you will have a face-to-face interview in front of a number of managers/ supervisors.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about using animals for medical research?   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Duke University.

    Interview

    I interviewed with multiple professors. Most professors were interested in asking me about my background. Then they each spoke about their ongoing and proposed research. I asked several questions showing interest and hopefully understanding.

    Interview Questions

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