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Interview Question

Principal Scientist Interview Boston, MA

How do you approach a scientific challenge and come-up with

  a solution ?

Interview Answer

1 Answer


First review the literature, dont underestimate how others have approached similar problems and what they found; analyze the approach and results and learn form those results. Design a couple of experiments combining what has been done in the past and some "out-of-the-box ideas" based on scientific principles. Move on to the next level based on the results, either by staying 'inside" the box or "exploring" outside the box. Based on my experience, I conveyed that exploring outside box is more likely to produce "exceptional" results.

Interview Candidate on Jul 15, 2015

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