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University of Alberta Research Assistant Interview Questions

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Research Assistant Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Interview

Brought into office and was interviewed my professor and PHd student where I was asked several questions. Most of the questions had to do with previous programming experience and if I thought I was able to complete the goal they had in mind. No technical questions were asked.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    I was interviewed by four people, who were apart of the team who wanted the assistant. They seemed fairly new in the interview process, as the questions were phrased awkwardly and seemed to go like "Are you willing to do ___" instead of asking about previous experiences. I still tried to crowbar in relevant experience to the position though just to make sure to make note that I was qualified.

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    • Are you willing and able to learn how to use Catia software?   Answer Question
    • Do you have vacation planned?   Answer Question
    • Give us a general idea of how you would decide which parts/sub assemblies to use in a design?   Answer Question
    • What do you think the advantages/disadvantages between designing a part or buying a pre-manufacturing part?   Answer Question
    • What is your understanding of the design cycle?   Answer Question

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Applied online, and got a call from another RA, arranged to meet with professor. Pretty straightforward questions. Don't even wear a tie, as the interviewer wears jeans and sneakers. Read the research paper beforehand. My previous professor did put a lot of good words on me, I believe that helps. Academia is a pretty small circle, be careful with your reputation.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    emailed one of the prof in my department, got an email back and schedule for a meeting. Then gave him my transcript and discussed about project details. After that I got the position but need to write application for funding support. I got the funding anyway from the faculty so its all good

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in July 2014.

    Interview

    The process is quite simple. My supervisor is the same as the one during my M.Sc. program, and we talked for about half an hour to discuss the future research areas and decided to focus on industrial projects. He also asked me about my other offers and if I would like to renew the contract after the current one.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Alberta.

    Interview

    Some professors and research groups maintain positions for research assistants and will recruit them from the general student population, but this is atypical. Most positions are created for specific candidates. The best strategy is to attend as an undergraduate student, get good grades, have good ideas, and talk to professors about opportunities.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at University of Alberta.

    Interview

    It is based my MSC program , which is maser of science as a assistant my supervisor ask me to help with his project and program which including data analyze, experiment prepare , material process ,make orders and help other labmates with it

    The funding was applied by the professor and as a employee he hire me to do the research work.

    Interview Questions

    • Why there is no result of your experiment   1 Answer

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    After finding a professor with a suitable field of research, you initiate contact and wait for a reply. Usually requires transcript. No interview.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Alberta in May 2010.

    Interview

    just ask my background

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Alberta (Edmonton, AB (Canada)) in May 2009.

    Interview

    Refereed by a professor I know, and submitted my resume. Then get a face to face interview with the person that is hiring. Mostly just ask about my previous experience, student projects, research interests, etc. Also had a chat with some of the lab members to get a feeling of how the lab environment is.

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