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UCLA Assistant Researcher Interview Questions

Updated Jun 20, 2017
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Assistant Researcher Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

Asked the professor for a position after taking the class. He gave me the job starting the next quarter after I finished his class and I spent a while working with the post-doc student on various projects.You do have to already be a student at UCLA for it to work

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Got a phone call from my current advisor asking about my background. Not too many harsh questions, just about what I have done in my research. And he told me about the fantastic weather in LA and encourage me to go to UCLA.

    Interview Questions

    • I do not think there is any difficult questions in the interview. The whole process is very friendly and it is basically just chatting with each other.   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    Applied on-line in June, and received phone call from HR manager in Sept. Three rounds of interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Assistant Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The interview process began with a short phone interview. This consisted of basic skill and qualification questions. The interviewer also asked about general areas of personal interest and gave a brief overview of the type of work the position entailed and what to expect in terms of the work schedule.
    The next interview was in person and more in depth.
    The entire interview process was a positive one. Most of the questions were fairly standard but necessary. There were some personality and cultural "fit" questions peppered in as well.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a time when it was difficult for you to admit you did not know something and ask for help. Would you have done anything differently?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at UCLA.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a specific PI for a lab assistant/technician position via Skype. I contacted the PI because I was interested in her research and had relevant experience. She asked me about my previous research experience and what projects I thought I might want to work on in her lab.

    Interview Questions

    • What things would you need to improve on most if you worked here?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at UCLA.

    Interview

    A quick 15 minutes informal interview with an MIT grad student. Basic interview questions like "tell me about yourself" and questions about leadership roles in community, etc. Very smooth. However, working there wasn't the best since its an unpaid position and you feel like a worker of the lowest status. Typical unpaid intern type of position

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2013.

    Interview

    it's interviewed by department professor and it last about two hours. Ask your previous research and work experience. You research interests and research plan if you get an offer. Also, give you chances to ask question of the research facility, fund status, etc.

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    Assistant Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Employee in West Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at UCLA (West Los Angeles, CA) in July 2012.

    Interview

    you need to bring your own funding, gave them a presentation, and wait, wait, wait....wait, wait, wait....wait, wait, wait,wait, wait, wait,wait, wait, wait...........If no further money, you must get it out right away. Not a good place to focus on research, strongly suggest: if you want find a tennue position that can focus on your research, it is better not come to UCLA. So tough here. NO money, no lab, no position....

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in UCLA, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at UCLA (UCLA, CA) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Emailing and asking basic questions in terms of chemistry.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Negotiate between how many hours I could work and how much I need to get paid to pay for my rent.


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    Assistant Researcher Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Grueling: two interviews with 3-5 psychologists or doctors each time. Some of them were very nice and the interview questions were appropriate and thoughtful. Others were disrespectful and rude. Overall, it left a very distasteful feeling for me. I did get called back for a second interview, but never went for the background check because I decided I didn't want to work for a hunch of pretentious people lacking compassion. Ironically, they told me I was the runner up for the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Many, many questions. One question was why I had about a four month gap in work history. I answered the question honestly- that I had lost a pregnancy in my second trimester and needed time to recover. Interviewer did not like that answer. Also, they expected me to work long hours and required a master's, but then seemed put off that I didn't want a PhD.   1 Answer

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