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National University of Singapore Research Assistant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 19, 2017
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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in March 2014.

Interview

Had only one round of interview. lasted about 40 to 45 mins. was primarily asked my interest in joining the lab, what do I expect to learn from this lab, when is the earliest availability date. I got the job on the first interview.

Was brought into the lab to meet the colleagues. There was also a lab test on the dilution factor for this particular compound. thought I would probably fail because I literally couldn't answer it.

Interview Questions

  • what do you see yourself in 5 years time? What is your interest in joining the lab?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for National University of Singapore

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    first submit CV and cover letter through email, then they inform you to do an online interview. During the interview, 2 professors from the department ask me about research experience, research interest and future plan.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in August 2016.

    Interview

    It is a one-to-one interview. The PI asked me about some basic programming knowledge. Also some problems I put on my CV. We also discussed some foreseen issue about the ongoing project.

    Interview Questions

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in November 2015.

    Interview

    Not very formal, just causal conversation and discussion about the goal of this position. The employer was nice enough to discuss every concern I have to prepare me better for this position.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in December 2015.

    Interview

    The interview for research position really completely depends on the PI (principal investigator) that you're applying for. He/she has the complete freedom and choice for the interview style. In my case, it's just a very casual talk on the laboratory together with a laboratory tour to gauge the suitability for both sides.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me what is your research interests and why do you choose to work in our research field   2 Answers

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in May 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process is quite straightforward. I was interviewed by the two professors in charge. The two professors are quite famous and established in the field. They went through the basic interview questions with me, such as going through the education background and internship experiences.
    The important part is to show your interest in research and demonstrate your knowledge on the area of research.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    1 submit CV, The most important thing is to state what you are familiar with is quite relevant to their projects 2 interview with PI, try to describe your research experience and technique skills in detail 3 offer the process duration is mainly based on the nus admins' efficiency

    Interview Questions

    • Most of the questions are related to research experience and technique skills   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    There was not a vacancy when I applied. But I contacted the department I was interested in and suggested that I work part-time for them. I simply met up for a semi-casual interview with the Principal Investigator and also met with the team after wards. It was semi-casual and the other interviewee wore casual attire ( jeans and t-shirt) seems like research positions may be quite lenient.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about my past experience. Interest in the department studies. Keen to do outdoor work, flexibility of weekends.   Answer Question
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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)).

    Interview

    The interview panel consists of your direct supervisors as well as any other person who you are likely to work closely with.

    Be prepared for technical questions as well as to state your motivations for applying for this position.

    Generally as a research assistant you are expected to further your studies and they will be happy to accommodate to that. It is a plus if you intend to further your career in this field.

    Interview Questions


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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at National University of Singapore (Singapore (Singapore)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Quick and simple. The panel not asked much tough questions but just make sure I was clear on the duties and responsibilities of the position and not demanding for the career path

    Interview Questions

    • Do you clear about this position's duties?   Answer Question

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