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Universität Zürich Interview Questions

Updated Jun 18, 2017
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  1.  

    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in June 2013.

    Interview

    I had a phone call and an interview over Skype. I had to present my general research plan for the nex few years. Besides that it was mostly small talk.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your research focus?   1 Answer

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    Scientific Associate In Core Facility Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Interview was relatively short since I knew the head through previous projects. I was practically invited to apply. Usually, the easiest way to get a positionis through personal contacts and recommendations.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no possibility for salary negotiation, I could only negotiate the FTE.

  3.  

    PhD Graduate Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    easy, brief, 2 skype calls with two different people. On-site tour of the lab. Nothing special to add, it was easy, just getting to know the people and the lab. I asked the questions rather then the other way around.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The salary is fixed for this role.


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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    After applying directly to my future professor, I was invited for a face to face interview. The flight and the hotel where covered by the institute. Before the interview, I was shown how the institute is run (secretaries, dean etc.), after the interview I got to know me future colleagues. The interview itself lasted about an hour and I was told more about the prospective job than asked about my own capabilities. One week after my interview, I received a positive answer and was directed to our secretary to take care of the formalities.

    Interview Questions

    • There where no specific questions, just a general description of what my project would be like.   Answer Question

  5.  

    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in September 2011.

    Interview

    All interviewees were invited to Zurich. They were paid for the flight and hotel costs. Each interviewee was interviewed by a panel of professors. Then if any member of the panel was interested in any student, they would offer him / her a place in their lab. The student would have a choice to choose any lab he / she has been offered.

    Interview Questions

    • The asked for a short presentation of previous research   Answer Question

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a year or more. I interviewed at Universität Zürich in January 2008.

    Interview

    phone interview, face to face interview

    Interview Questions


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    Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Erste Auswahl über den Lebenslauf (die Liste der Veröffentlichungen ist wichtig, um diesen Schritt zu überstehen).

    Die zweite Auswahl erfolgt über ein Gespräch über Skype. Das dritte und letzte Gespräch (in den meisten Fällen wird man dann angenommen) ist eine persönliche Begegnung.

    Interview Questions

    • Sie fragen nach dem Promotionsvorhaben. Man muss genau sagen, was man vorhat, wenn man in dieser Umgebung arbeitet.   1 Answer
  8.  

    Biologe Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Wie oben beschrieben - Telefon 1:1 und eine Präsentation vor der Gruppe.

    Interview Questions

    • Vorstellungsgespräch mit der Personalabteilung   1 Answer
    • speziell zum Lebenshintergrund.   1 Answer

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    Doktorant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in July 2009.

    Interview

    1. Bewerbung über eine internationale PhD-Programm-Website/ Direkter Kontakt zu dem Professor, für den ich mich interessierte
    2. Abschicken meines Lebenslaufs sowie einer Beschreibung der Arbeit, die man gerne in ihrem Labor verrichten würde.
    3. Der Lebenslauf sollte spezifische akademische Interessen in Form von Veröffentlichungen oder bereits getaner Forschungsarbeit zeigen. 4. Das Komitee oder die Professoren wählen den Lebenslauf anhand ihres Bedarfs und danach aus, wie gut man zu der Stelle passt.
    5. Man wird eingeladen, seine Arbeit der Gruppe oder einem ausgewählten Komitee zu präsentieren

    6. Wenn beiderseitiges Interesse besteht, folgt die Einladung das Team zu treffen und ein informelles Gespräch über die Arbeit.
    7. Das Team informiert den Chef/Supervisor darüber, wie gut man passt und ob sie mit einem Neuankömmling arbeiten könnten.

    8. Wenn alles passt, werden akademische Zertifikate, Notenbögen etc. angefordert und ein formeller Brief verschickt.

    Interview Questions

    • Erzählen Sie uns mehr über relevante Daten aus Ihrer These, wie würden Sie mit diesen Forschungen fortfahren?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Es gibt ein nicht verhandelbares Standardgehalt


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    Postdoc-Wissenschaftler Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zürich (Switzerland)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Universität Zürich (Zürich (Switzerland)) in July 2009.

    Interview

    Einladung zu einem Laborbesuch und einer Präsentation meiner früheren Arbeit, zwei Tage mit Kollegen verbracht

    Interview Questions

    • Würden Sie gerne über ein anspruchsvolles Thema sprechen?   1 Answer

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