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Technical Applications Scientist was asked...August 18, 2011

What would you do if a costumer calls and did everything like the protocol said and wants his money back?

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I was asked the same question. The answer should be be calm and walk him through the procedure after asking him the steps he followed. I everything is correct, report the problem to the supervisor ! Less

try to figure out what the problem with the kit was


What do you want to do?

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Interact with other scientists


Why do you want to work with the company in this position?

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I said I liked science and helping people trouble-shoot their problems. I form a good rapport with people and enjoy hearing their thoughts and discussing out where they are having issues. I thought the company provides a novel technology and would be interested in showing other people the utility of the technology. Less


What would you do to make this product acceptable to broader biology?

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Hi, could you post more technical interview questions?


What do you consider yourself an expert in?

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I talked about a specific technique I felt highly qualified in using and tried to explain how various aspects of the overall technique applied to other related techniques. Less


Provide an example of a time when you had to troubleshoot a scientific problem.

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Case specific.


Do you have experience with RNA expression profiles?

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I do not have any expression experience. This was tough for me to admit, but I did. Then I said "But I am very interested in learning new things, and I am a quick study." Less

Johnson Matthey

Take us through the components of a lithium ion battery.

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Took the opportunity to use the board in the room to draw out a schematic rather than just describe it. Less


Technical problem and Personality questions.

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focus on logic thinking and be open and positive personality

Thermo Fisher Scientific

What happens if dynabeads exhibit magnetism outside the magnetic field too?

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Indirect and direct binding assay for dynabeads antibody conjugation

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