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Emory University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellow was asked...May 6, 2015

Questions were mainly research specific

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I tried to answer as good as I could

Hi, the information you posted in helpful, however I would like to know what kind of research question did they ask you? Werethe question were related to your past research experience, the techniques that you manage, or about your research plan? Did they ask you for a specific technique? Do you live in Atlanta? If don't, they pay you travel expensives? Thank you so much!!!! Less

I strongly depends on the person you interview with. When you apply for a Postdoc position you mainly talk to the PI who wants to hire you. You will probably also talk to people in the lab because you are supposed to work with them. I have seen interviews that lasted an entire day, including giving a talk, lunch, talk to potential collaborators and dinner. If you apply for a T32 position they may be able to pay for your travel expenses. So it really varies from case to case. Read up on stuff they are doing in the lab. Show interest, Good luck. Less

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University College London

what is your job plan

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I want to work overseas but not as a teacher or lecturer

I want to work in a company

Harvard University

What kind of research do you want to work on in the future?

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I had prepared a research agenda.

Inflammatory tumor microenvironment


How do you integrate yourself into an established team? What do you do when things do not go as planned at work? What does this job mean to you and how will you use your experiences here?

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I have to know to each member of my team and work with them, observe there work . Less

I will get to know each person on the team, observe where gaps lie and use my strengths to fill those gaps. I gave an example about when things go awry for the second question--an example from work, directly related to the job. I described how my experiences relate to the job and talked about what my impression of what the job is. Less

Mayo Clinic

Technical question

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answered very well

Can i know to which department (lab) you applied? did you got the offer?

PMC Group

1. Are you willing to hard-work in our $1 billion company with total 8 people working here in NJ ? 2. Why don't you want to pursue career in Academic set-up ? 3. How much do you expect salary-wise ?

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1. Yes 2. 3. I told her what I had in mind, & interviewer abruptly disconnected the call, mentioning that she would not even consider me if I have this much in mind. Her response was very rude, totally unprofessional and disgusting. Less

The owners wife is a horrible person and an old moody grandma.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

How would you cope into a National Laboratory in the middle of no-where after coming from a vibrant city like Chicago? Remember, post-doctoral people have complained about feeling dejected at work because of a lack-lustre social life.

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In today's world, no distance is too long. Most of my close friends are all over the world, with whom I keep in touch over electronic media. Also, I am really keen to see how I fit-in in a small-town rather than in a big-city. Given my past experiences, I think I will be happier here. Less

If you think Knoxville is in the middle of nowhere, you're doing it wrong

The Ottawa Hospital

c’est quoi Tes objectifs

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développer une recherche indépendante

Monash University

Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years from now?

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Answer based on where you want to progress into? Research or industry?

McMaster University

Can you do the work required?

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Yes. I have the skillset.

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