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Questions were mainly research specific

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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!!!!

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.

What is your availability? It must be open availability 7 days a week to get hired

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Do you expect to work 9-5?

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When can you start?

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When you (insert obscure technique) to examine (obscure cellular process), did (irrelevent protein) appear to have a role?

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Explain the thermodynamics of the carnot cycle.

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Number of previous publications?

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scientific questions

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Normal questions about my previous work, what are my scientific interests and goals

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All related to science, from controls to data interpretation to future perspectives, mostly I didn't detect any tricks.

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