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UCLA
Postdoctoral Scholar was asked...May 3, 2016

There was no formal interview. We had an informal lunch and then I met with senior researchers. The senior researchers asked me basic questions about my research and what I was interested in.

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I do not remember the specific interview questions.

UC San Francisco

Big picture science questions

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Recite the literature, know the work of person asking the question, and keep try to enjoy yourself Less

Penn State

1. Why you are interested in this lab?

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The research in the new lab give me a new direction compared to my Phd research and at the same time the new lab complements my previous research. Less

University of Chicago

Basically, they ask your career goal? When can you start this position? How do you hear this position?

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Questions from Oral talk is a little bit challenge, and I was not able to properly answer several questions, which are technically challenged. But overall it is a good process. Less

UCLA

Are you used to working under a lot of pressure?

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This is not a typical question asked in academia since researchers are usually very self-motivated and don't require a lot of pressure to work hard. I answered the question by saying I was a self-motivated worker. Less

University of California Berkeley

Tell me about the research?

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Mentioned the independent and collaborative projects

UC Davis

To describe my lab experience.

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I talked through my projects from the previous labs I'd worked in, making sure I tailored my answers to fit the advertised job specifications. Less

UC San Francisco

Which project was I the most interested in and how soon could I tell them if I will take the job.

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I told them that I needed a few weeks to decide as I had not graduated yet.

Stanford University

All the detail about my previous publications

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Describing the details

University of Chicago

why do you think you will be a good fit in this lab?

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I explained how my research interests and the projects that the lab work on match. Less

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