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McGill University Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Nov 8, 2017
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience

Interview

Presentation of your recent research paper, the professors asked the theory of the paper, the contribution, and the results of it. The paper contributed itself to the finance world, using big datasets and quantitative analyst.

Interview Questions

  • What's the data source and how do you manage your data?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    I submitted my CV and cover letter via email, after which they called me in for an interview. I was interviewed jointly by an HR representative and my supervisor. A few days later they called me to offer me the job and to set up a start date. There was a bit of a delay in providing me with the formal letter of offer , which put me in a bit of a stressful situation in resigning from my old job, but it eventually worked out.

    Interview Questions

    • How do I manage my time? Do I ever leave tasks unattended till the end of the week?   Answer Question
    • How do I deal with a situation when I find an error in someone's previous work?   Answer Question
    • Do I have experience using X software or conducting Y type of research studies?   Answer Question
    • Why am I looking to leave my current job?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Practically no interview process; attended a faculty networking speed-dating event.
    The professors were very kind and clearly in need of additional research assistants. As I was applying in the Computer Science faculty, where there is a lack of CS researchers, it was likely easy to get a position.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Discussion over technical details required to solve an engineering problem to be worked upon. Negotiations regarding salary and contract terms. Discussions about my research work at the university. I was appreciated for my thoughts and communication skills along with my technical skills.

    Interview Questions

    • Details about the previous work.   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Basically Emailed the profs that you are curious about their research, send your cv and once they reply you back get in touch with them in a conversational language. Ask them questions about their research, show your interest on it.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Why are you interested on my research?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in September 2013.

    Interview

    The supervisor suggested I apply for the position so I submitted my CV and cover letter. I was emailed for an interview shortly after. The interview was with the two employers. Questions varied from research experience to my research interests to creative initiatives I would take.

    Interview Questions

    • Specific questions regarding what creative directions/initiatives I would take in regards to their research area. I was sent some of the group's articles in advance to familiarize myself with their work.   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McGill University in March 2013.

    Interview

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    Interview Questions

    • asked the questions about your cv?   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    contact a professor on the phone, and asked me about my background and associated modeling skills, very causal, and brought me to a lunch.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in September 2012.

    Interview

    It was not a difficult one. It was pretty much easier if you apply for a position based on your expertise.I liked the way the questions were posed and the interviewer was keen on testing my basics on the position I had applied for.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at McGill University (Montreal, QC (Canada)).

    Interview

    I e-mailed a professor to ask for a position in her lab, we discussed my transcript and my CV and she said she would take me on as a volunteer.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you know how to animate?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for a position and she said okay.


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