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Are you a starter or finisher?

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I don't think there is a right answer to that, and it depends on the job responsibility. You have to think fast on whether they want a starter or finisher. On the other hand, honesty may be a best policy here.

there really were none.

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What's your salary requirements? I always avoid answering this

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Specific questions regarding potential drug targets

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What compensation do you require?

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What conflicts did you have with your team members in your previous job, and how did you resolve them?

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If the compounds you have in mind, do not work out, what are the alternatives you have in mind?

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Do you think you are a team player?

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The questions asked were engaging and challenging, revealing the sophistication of the team. Also the interview process gives you a chance to get to know the team, you get to interview them as well as them interviewing you. No trick questions, no puzzles but legitimate questions both technical and non technical that are very reasonable in nature.

HR had much broader questions that required several responses after narrowing the focus. Nothing difficult, just the way the questions were presented and the HR person interviewing seemed to be a bit mechanical.

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