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NIH Interview Questions in Maryland

Updated Apr 26, 2017
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    Clinical Research Nurse Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in February 2015.

    Interview

    There were many layers of interviews, taking several weeks. I was not expecting it to move any faster given that this is a government organization. The interviewers were knowledgeable and engaging but someone else was apparently more qualified. I had the minimum qualifications so next time I will probably not apply unless I am very well qualified.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked a lot about specific experiences in particular jobs.   Answer Question

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    Policy Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in September 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very brief and a bit unfocused. The director was not able to describe specific job tasks. The future direction of the position, which was newly formed due to division expansion, was not given. The interviewer could not give desirable expected skills and expertise. It seemed that a candidate had already been chosen, and that the interview was being done simply to fulfill an EOE requirement.

    Interview Questions


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    Predoctoral Fellow, Bioethics Fellowship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bethesda, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in February 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for the position in January and received an offer to interview about three weeks later. I was in school in California at the time, and they flew me out to DC to interview. The logistics were very well planned. I flew out the day before, and stayed the night at a hotel. The next day, I met early with the current predoctoral fellow for breakfast, and then I had a series (two or three) of half an hour, one-on-one interviews with researchers in the department. I then gave a pre-prepared talk before the entire department (probably about 20 people), and fielded questions, lasting about an hour. In the afternoon, I had a couple more one-on-one interviews, and flew home.

    The whole process was fairly exhausting, and certainly more than I'd ever done before, as this was one of the first full-time jobs I ever applied to. Though I think there were probably more interviews than really necessary, I think the way the interviews were conducted was very appropriate for the role-- someone who could think creatively and critically about ethical issues in the sciences. The questions I was asked were very intellectually stimulating, and the interviewers did a really great job of speaking to me with a great deal of respect even though I was probably rather underqualified for the position and I was espousing a point of view that's not very popular.

    Interview Questions

    • What obligations do scientists have, if any, to inform their communities about their research?   Answer Question
    • Describe one (practical) ethical problem you have learned about in school, and an argument you made in response.   Answer Question

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    Staff Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Baltimore, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Baltimore, MD) in May 2011.

    Interview

    it was a long and tedious interview

    Interview Questions

    • what's the best part of your current job   1 Answer

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    Outreach Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Interviewed by two people
    - Went over the job description and potential intern duties
    - Asked questions on my resume (past jobs, any study abroad experience)
    - Asked about GPA
    - Asked me standard interview questions

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What are your strengths?
      Q: Where do you see yourself in 5 years?  
      Answer Question

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    Management Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rockville, MD
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD) in November 2016.

    Interview

    I applied in August of 2016 was interviewed 11/2016. The interview was over the phone and went well It was a panel interview with a branch chief and manager.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked how my Excel skills were?   1 Answer

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    Postbaccalaureate IRTA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The hardest part was applying individually to a number of investigators. The number of rejections is overwhelming but usually related to lack of an open position or funding at the time. Once I got positive responses the interview was more about me making sure the investigator would make a good mentor during my time at NIH.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your specific goals and research interests?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    The stipend is a set amount I'm pretty sure.


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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in March 2012.

    Interview

    first it was phone screen, then i went a campus interview. I was introduced to several MPs and they presented their works/projects and asked some skills/experience i had. Then, I did a research presentation to about 20 people or so. Met more MPs and some co-worker in the afternoon. I got offer from one MP after 2 days.

    Interview Questions

    • some c++ programming question, what's stack? how to delete a point.
      all other questiones were on research  
      Answer Question

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    Biologist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in February 2016.

    Interview

    Interview went fine. Questions regarding your previous research experience and a brief introduction about the lab was given. Discussed about few techniques and how good you are. Checked the lab environment.

    Interview Questions


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    Contract Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD) in June 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was held at their office with Rockville. I was entered by two individuals who were the branch head for their perspective divisions. We sat in an office in a formal setting and I was asked rough 10 -12 questions. This questions themselves were not the standard interview questions but more informal about my experience, my skills, and what to expect. It was rather easy from my experience

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about what you know about NIH
      Explain your experience with Contract administration  
      Answer Question

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