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University of Washington Research Scientist Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2017
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Research Scientist Interview

Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. I interviewed at University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in April 2017.

Interview

Online application > phone interview > in person interview with both my direct supervisor and then another interview with other lab members. From the date that I submitted my application to when I was hired was probably 3 weeks total.

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work here?   Answer Question
  • What do you think will be most translatable from your previous work experiences to this lab space?   Answer Question

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Interview with group of scientists and most questions about work experience and skills. They mentioned about ongoing and future projects. It lasted approximately 2 hours and I got an offer after 2 weeks.

    Interview Questions

    • Projects which I was involved in   1 Answer

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at University of Washington (Seattle, WA) in December 2007.

    Interview

    The interview was very straight-forward, a presentation followed by a one on one with my future supervisor. The atmosphere was very laid back and not in the least bit stressful. I would say that the best indicator for success is your recommendations and the quality of your presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked quite a bit about biochemical pathways and familiarity with western blotting etc.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a better offer elsewhere

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    Research Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at University of Washington in August 2008.

    Interview

    The interview was for a lab position. It was fairly informal. I met the principal investigator, then talked with the others in the lab. They already knew what my qualifications were, so most of the interview was getting to know if I would be a good fit as far as personality (and if I would like them too!). The decision was made quickly and I was offered a position a couple days later.

    Interview Questions

    • None, it was all rather informal: my background; my goals; can I work weekends?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I asked for a few thousand more a year than I was paid with my previous job, but I was told there was no extra grant money. This always seems to be the excuse at the UW though. Next time, I would hold my ground and move on if not offered more.


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