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NIH Postdoctoral Fellow Interview Questions

Updated Oct 17, 2017
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Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Declined Offer
Positive Experience

Interview

I did my phd in NIH and stayed for a short postdoc to make a transition into the industry. So I didn't really had an interview. Normally you will be invited to give a academic about your past research.

Interview Questions

  • All kinds of academic question related to your past research.   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at NIH.

    Interview

    Phone-in interview screen. Followed by on-site interview in two weeks. One hour presentation, followed by intensive questions and individual half an hour one-on-one sessions. The process was pleasant and cordial. I got an instant offer at the end of the day. I took a week to give them an answer. They were very accommodative. Great place to work and learn new things!

    Interview Questions


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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at NIH (Frederick, MD).

    Interview

    it involved meeting with people in the lab,giving a lab presentation. Meeting was very informal. Listening to the ongoing projects in the lab. I was offered shortly after returning and then had to go through background check. Advise: make sure you know what your major project is

    Interview Questions

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH in September 2015.

    Interview

    It was really just that I emailed the PI. We talked over the phone. I was in the DC area and so came to the lab and gave a presentation. It was pretty informal. Overall great experience

    Interview Questions


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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in December 2014.

    Interview

    In a room with a group of investigators. Their questions were broad. Tell me about a time that there was a conflict of interest and how you resolved the issue

    Interview Questions

    • - conflict of interest question
      - why this lab, why this postdoc   1 Answer

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interview was pretty standard for such an academic/research institute: Phone call with manager for 15-30 minutes. It was basically an introduction of what I did during my PhD and they explained to me what their branch does. Then they flew me in and I gave a presentation to the whole branch. Then I had a group meeting with my manager and his colleagues.

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    The interview process takes one day long and each candidate needs to give one hour presentation with questions and need to meet each individual principal investigators and several other postdoctoral fellows to be evaluated and also get an idea of what it is like to work here

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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bethesda, MD
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in May 2013.

    Interview

    you give an informal talk about your science, then have lunch with members from that group, then just followed by lots of paper work, since it is government, background check takes time

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have experiences working in supercomputing center?   Answer Question
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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at NIH (Baltimore, MD).

    Interview

    Typically you'll go through one or two days of interviews. You will probably have to give a presentation about your current research. The hiring process may take a little while if they are interviewing more than one candidate.

    Negotiation

    Since salaries and benefits are set by NIH guidelines there is not much room, if any, to negotiate.


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    Postdoctoral Fellow Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at NIH (Bethesda, MD) in July 2012.

    Interview

    contacted the OI directly and interviewed directly with the PI and his lab members
    gave a 30-45 minute talk followed by questions and answers
    flew in in the morning, spend 4-5 hours at NIH and flew out in the evening

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    there is no negotiating. starting salary for a 1st year postdoc is set


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