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Laboratory Manager was asked...July 31, 2019

What is the most efficient Health Canada Method for Salmonella detection? Please explain it.

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It depends on what you mean by "most efficient" (turnaround time? detection limit? throughput? ease of use?). There are many methods that provide a presumptive Salmonella result in the Health Canada Compendium, but each must be confirmed via MFHPB-20. Our lab has 6 Health Canada Salmonella methods on the scope of accreditation and each has plus and deltas associated with it. Whether using bioMerieux VIDAS (MFLP-40, MFLP-49), 3M MDS (MFLP-06), Bio-Rad CFX (MFLP-38), Hygiena BAX (MFLP-29), they all have very similar turnaround times and detection limits. There are variations in instrument costs and footprints. They are all relatively easy to learn. Different staff have different preferences among them. At our lab it comes down to cost and relationship with the vendors. There is no right answer to this question. My recommendation would be to collect CTQ's and create a CSM to identify which instrument best suits your lab's specific needs, resources, and budget. Apologies that this answer is not definitive. Less

Infinity Laboratories

Have You have ever supervised personnel?

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They would ask you that because they don't know how to supervise personnel!

Would you change jobs for the same salary?

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The Johns Hopkins University

What experiences have you had at Johns Hopkins, what are your main skills?

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I told her all about myself and we found it wasn't a good fit.


Why we should hire you

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For starters, I have all the skills and experience listed in the job description, and I'm confident that I can make an immediate impact on your company. It's not just my background in leading successful projects for Fortune 500 companies, but also my passion for the industry that drives me to succeed Less

American Health Associates

What value-added you feel you will bring to our company?

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Increased productivity and reduce turn-around-time

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

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Tell me about the most difficult challenge you had to deal with in your recent job. Less

Johnson Matthey

Are you ok with passing through security every day and sometimes 2-3 times through a metal detector?

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I was ok with the security procedure.


Why do you feel I should select you for the position of Quality Manager?

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It is best to be clear how you can fulfill the job requirements listed on the original posting. Missing any of the critical elements of the specific job responsibilities before stating how you can add additional value would be a critical mistake Less

EMSL Analytical

Why are you interested in leaving your current company?

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I need good company to show my skills

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