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Chemist Interview Questions

"When hiring chemists, employers are looking for applicants with scientific knowledge and hands-on experience to perform successful chemical experiments and research. In an interview context, be ready to answer behavioral questions about your educational background and lab experience as well as technical questions that will test your proficiency of chemical theory. Before applying, be sure to know what subdiscipline of chemistry the job falls under and review how your background fits in with the job."

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You have listed that you have used XXX instrument in your projects. We have the same equipment that we havn't used for some time. Will you be able to use it for our compounds and develop methods?

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I described how I had to develop methods for my project from scratch and how I will be able to do the same for their products.

What instrumentation are you familiar with?

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What kind of HPLC experience do you have?

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Information already available on my resume and online application about my credentials, experience and training.

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More of an informational discussion than a specifics interview.

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What would you do if you found a co-worker doing something unethical (like not following a SOP) etc etc

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When asked about dilution method, a follow up would be of why choice to make excess/no excess amounts of stock. Explain your reasoning.

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tell me about yourself.

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They wanted to know your strengths and weaknesses, which is normal but after the second interview had to fill out a personality index and explain why I scored the way that I did

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What is my favorite chemical element and why?

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