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NIH Interview Questions in Maryland

Updated Jul 13, 2017
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    IRTA Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Presentation and interviewed with lab members. People are very nice here. My supervisor bought lunch for me and we ate together. We talked about 1 hour, very relaxed. The presentation was good and they asked lots of questions. I wore suits that day. I think it is very important to wear formal clothes although is was only a postdoc job.

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    Pharmacist-Outpatient Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in October 2015.

    Interview

    This was about a 2.5 hour interview with various people in the pharmacy department including the acting chief, IV and UD supervisors, QA officer, Inpatient chief, PIC and outpatient chief. Everybody was mostly nice and described how NIH runs and the operations in the pharmacy work. Got a tour of the pharmacy areas. The outpatient chief and PIC are very easy to talk with, funny, and enthusiastic.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you know about NIH? Why NIH? Strengths/Weaknesses? Conflict at last job with coworker?   Answer Question
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    Grants Management Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD) in October 2015.

    Interview

    I received the email that I was referred and about 3 weeks later I was called by HR for an interview. The interview was around October 7, 2015 and now December 6th I have heard nothing. I sent a thank you email which did not warrant a response despite my asking specific questions. I was told by others it can take months.

    I thought the interview went well and felt like the panel liked my responses to the 15 question round robin. There were lots of head nods and smiles.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions: Why NIH, what makes me the best candidate, describe a conflict and how you resolved, your weakness, your strength, something you're proud of, and general questions related to the job.   Answer Question

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    Procurement Tech Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD) in October 2015.

    Interview

    was very friendly and comfortable. Supervisor was very informative and I felt positive about interview.
    I was notified in a timely manner as Supervisor stated. I was kept informed of job status and then given a start date.

    Interview Questions

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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.

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    Budget Analyst Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Very common questions. Behavior type interview. Examples include tell me about a time when? People are very nice and friendly. The hiring process is lengthy. The background check is what takes the longest.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you had to deal with somethibg difficult how did you handle it   Answer Question

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    Junior Data Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview first with a couple of folks. Went very well. Was immediately asked to come in a few days later for a visit/face-to-face interview. That also went very well. Got to meet my potential co-worker as well and talk 1-on-1 with him. They called about 2 hours after the in-person interview and offered for us to continue moving forward, initiating the background check and reference check. Both checks were passed, though the process terminated from there. NIH kept me up-to-date with all information regarding the status of the job throughout the process, and what the next step would be. Despite not working out, it was an overall very positive experience. Every person I met was extremely kind and welcoming.

    NOTE: I was offered the position, though it unfortunately fell through due in part to the third-party contracting service. It was to be a temporary/contracting job.

    Interview Questions

    • This job requires 'xxxxx skill.' Describe your experience/skills revolving around it.   Answer Question
    • How would you describe some of your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question
    • (If you're applying for a job that you don't have a degree in): tell us why you changed fields from the one you originally went to college for.   Answer Question
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    Post Baccaleurate IRTA Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    If you have skills they need in the lab, they will come and look for you. The process was pretty lay back for me. since they needed my skills are their lab. So they asked some general questions "what makes you chose (your degree)", how many hours have you done(_), then they go on and introduce the campus and the opportunities around NIH. Since I already knew that they need me ahead, so the process was just a run through.

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    Contract Specialist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Rockville, MD) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on USAjobs.gov, and was contacted approximately 2 months later via e-mail. The interview took about an hour, and was very specific concerning the job title. Questions were not "typical" interview questions, but tailored to previous experience in contracting. The interviewer described the position in detail, and I felt that he spoke more than I did during the interview. I was required to submit a writing sample beforehand.

    Interview Questions

    • I was given a spreadsheet of costs and asked specific questions pertaining to the spreadsheet.   Answer Question

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    Deputy Director Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD).

    Interview

    individual and group interview took place at previous worksite and at new worksite. Process is subjected to Federal recruitment processes with open search and selection committees presenting suitable candidates for ongoing questioning.

    Interview Questions

    • Leadership skills, scientific discussions of subject areas, knowledge, skill set   Answer Question

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