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McGill University Postdoctoral Fellow Interview Questions

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Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University.

Interview

It focuses mainly on your previous research and on how it matches with the requirements of the project in hand. It is possible that you will be asked to write a proposal also.

Interview Questions

  • You would be asked to prepare a presentation on your previous works and papers   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Will be question about the applications area and required skills to develop solutions.
    Then the professor will ask about the area of specialty and a couple of challenging problems solved.

    Interview Questions

    • About numerical methods, linear solvers, convergence rates and alike.   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    i was working with my supervisor as a phd student. my supervisor needs someone to continue a project and really wants me to help out. meanwhile i am also interested in this project and already having some knowledge about it. so the interview process was very straightforward. we both agreed on the research direction and signed the agreement form.

    Interview Questions

    • what experiments would you design for this project
      how long will you stay   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    It was a on site interview. A presentation was made. Talked with supervisor. Chatted with staffs and students about their research topics. Because I read their papers before the interview, I knew their research already. I had dinner with staffs and students at the end of the day.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in August 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process was very fast and easy? It certainly helped that my McGill PI and me were alumni from the same University. Had one in person interview and was all set to start, the only problem was that I had to wait for my fellowship application to go through.

    Interview Questions

    • What have you done before? Why McGill? Why a new research topic?   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in October 2009.

    Interview

    A professor already knew my field of expertise and offered me a position on one of his projects. I thought about it a week or so and accepted the offer. I did not really go through an interview, it was quite informal and easy to manage.

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    Negotiation

    I told my future boss I would accept the position only if the salary was interesting when compared to what I would get outside academia. Given that post-docs at McGill did not pay taxes on scholarships at this time, I found his offer reasonable.


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