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MIT Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview Questions

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Interview

Full day meeting with students and postdocs in the same lab. During each 30 min individual meeting, discuss with people about their current research, life, and fun places around MIT. Not stressful as discussions are really casual. Everyone will have their evaluation sent to the PI after the candidate left. Remember, lunch is also part of the interview process.

Interview Questions

  • What did you do during your PhD.   1 Answer

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Met with every member of the lab for 30 minutes, gave a presentation summarizing my past research, had lunch with members of the lab, attended a department seminar, toured the facility, met with the lab manager, discussed possible projects in the lab

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in December 2013.

    Interview

    MIT media labs contacted me after I applied online. I was extremely surprised that they even considered me. I thought I was fortunate to get this response from them. I was scheduled to talk to a staff member from the lab from the biological side. She spoke to me and asked general questions about my PhD, my interests, computer vision and machine learning. I did OK and I didn't expect a callback as a result.

    Interview Questions

    • What is my experience in biomedical/retinal computer vision?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at MIT.

    Interview

    Phone interview about past projects and future plans

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MIT in June 2013.

    Interview

    I was invited for a talk on my past projects. I presented my PhD thesis Project. Some professors, Students and Postdocs came to my talk and some of them asked questions about the application of my findings.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about your findings. how can you compare your results and method with others.   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    Every postdoc interview is different depending on the lab you are joining. I got the full day experience: 1h morning discussion with prof, 30min time-slots with other students and postdocs, lunch with prof, more 30 mins time-slots, 1 hour presentation of my research (30 min talk, and 30 min questions); debrief with prof and then finally dinner with 3 other postdocs. comprehensive enough, got offer next morning.
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    Interview Questions

    • Do you prefer to work in a team or alone?
      Lots of science specific questions.  
      1 Answer
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at MIT (San Diego, CA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Consisted with one phone interview, one on-site interview, and multiple follow-up phone interviews. During the main on-site interview, many random questions were asked. It seemed like there was no specific structure of the interview. However, most of the questions was about research in general and domain knowledge.

    Interview Questions

    • Design a research that you wanted to conduct by assuming that there would unlimited resources.   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at MIT (Cambridge, MA) in March 2009.

    Interview

    Based on prior presentations at conferences, one on one interview and advisor recommendations.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you decide on studying physics?   1 Answer
    • Why do you want to move to the Boston area?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    As a postdoctoral candidate during a down economy, there was no negotiating.

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