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

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

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What compensation do you require?

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Questions were all technical in nature. Not too much of the HR-type interviews. Easy conversation for the most part.

I was asked to lead a conference call with an external academic expert, to design a 'gamified' approach to the Walmart smartphone app, to structure and moderate a brainstorming session with several teams, to design a number of prototyping/testing programs, and asked many many questions. Remember, this all took place over one 9.5 hour session and another 5-day session!

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