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The Broad Institute
Associate Computational Biologist was asked...November 30, 2017

Finding duplicates in list, tree type question, machine learning approaches for the problem the team is working on (very high-dimensional), statistics problem

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They seemed more concerned about thought process than correctness.

I will have the onsite interview next week, could you tell more about the interview details? Less

Rapid fire questions where picture of a bird or plant species was shown and I had to identify.

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varies with pictures

WIL Research Laboratories

They gave me a table and asked if I could figure out what was "out of place"

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one of the values was significantly different than the others.

Sakata Seed

What is your current level of experience

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I have 4 years or research lab experience

Department of Fisheries and Oceans

The interview involved a panel of 2 biologists and an HR staff. They took turns reading a question and then all three had their heads down writing down my answers. At the beginning of the interview they asked me to "tell them a bit about myself". Another question If I remember correctly, was to tell them about a time that I had a difficult challenge that did not go well and how did I handle it.

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I was really honest with my answer about the challenge I had at another job and followed it up with what I learned from the experience. When I was done the interview I was a bit worried about my answer for that question and that I may not get a job offer because of it. However, I did get a job offer but I didn't accept it. Less

Psychemedics

acid plus water mixture....which do you add first? why? hot or cold?

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Water first babe...It turns hot. BAM!

National Audubon Society

What is your biggest weakness?

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A quest to know more

Natural Resources Conservation Service

Why do you want to become a biologist.

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Love biological sciences.

TRC Companies

1. When can you relocate?

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I live in SoCal and want to work remotely until you give me a written agreement paying for relocation and competive salary to live well in the bay area. Less

EnviroVector

All the interview questions were centered on my qualifications, experience, and prior work history while ensuring a good match for personality. It is a close team. We discussed proper office educate and rules layer out in the company manual.

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I answered the questions professionally and with excitement. It is very exciting work. I discussed my background and how I could provide value to the company. Less

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