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University of Dayton
Postdoctoral Research Scientist was asked...February 15, 2013

How much were you thinking for a salary.

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$50,000 which was significantly more than was affordable.

UC San Francisco

This work also involves some lab management such as ordering materials from vendors through the university's purchasing system. Do you have experience?

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I have some experience ordering at another university, but not directly from the vendors. Im bvery interested in the system of procurement. Will I be trained by someone? Less

Columbia University

Do you want to stay in academia?

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yes

Columbia University

What are your career plans

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Looking for independent research position

Helmholtz Zentrum München

What are the technical aspects of certain experiments you have been involved in

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Interviewers really studied the CV. So I answered truthfully and honesty.

Oculus VR

NDA

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Helpful to walk through the process but had to fill this to know more. Can't say more without reading what exactly was the earlier review. Less

Oxford University

Why was I leaving my previous job?

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I said I felt that I had learnt a lot in my previous job but wasn't developing anymore. Less

FPInnovations

What is your current salary.

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Weird company. Rude HR.

UC San Francisco

We also need help with bio-hazard waste management. Can you do that?

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I have no experience in this but I can do it as long as I receive appropriate training from the UCSF staff. Less

UC San Francisco

It is hard to find a skilled technician. Would you be okay to work in a lab to learn a lot of new skills on this job and carry out lots of general lab work?

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Im always very fast picking up new skills and Im eager to do a lot of labwork, as Im very hands on. Less

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