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Brigham and Women's Hospital
Technical Research Assistant II was asked...February 24, 2014

Some of the tasks you'll be required to perform are routine and monotonous. How will you deal with such routine tasks?

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Good answer!

Mastering routine work allows me to complete tasks effectively in a high throughput manner. Hopefully, this will afford me with free time to learn and master more challenging techniques and better assist the team. Less

Duke University

If I were offered the position could I settle things cordially and leave my current position, pack, find a place to live, move, and be ready to work in exactly two weeks?

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That is the beauty of my age, flexibility, and thrill of accomplishing just that. Less

I am also a three hour drive away but looking to move back to Raleigh. I pray I also have a smooth transition. Thank you for your post! Less


What was the time you had to follow the group decision you disagreed with? What is the most innovative research worked on? What was the impact?

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The onsite interview was very very long. 5 interviews which took an hour each.

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Gilead Sciences

If I work well under stress/pressure

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Since this is a government contract to support the NCI and its labs, there were going to be government staff working side by side with contract staff. I was hired in to manage the laboratory and my future supervisor asked would I be OK managing the NCI employee needs, but not the employee. This was a very weird question, and I was not aware of the absolute separated relationship of the contractor and government. In my other position here with a different contractor, this type of thing never came up. It continues to be a difficult facet of work for the contractors

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My answer was, sure I would make the lab work however it was needed.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Tell me about your previous research experience

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I summarized what I wrote on my resume

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

What is a challenge you faced and how did you solve it?

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I mentioned battling with Microsoft suite and so I attended some training so that this did not impact my performance Less

Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

"Give us a convincing recruitment spiel in fifteen seconds or less. Go."

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I panicked and said nonsense.

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

What are your future plans, and what type of time commitment can you make for this position.

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Be honest. This is a basic question and if you don't have a five year plan yet start with that before you show up to an interview. Less

American Preclinical Services

"Out of all the other applicants, why should we hire YOU?"

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I am perfect for this company because I have a wildly varried background yet I have spent the last 10 years of my life training for this job and a company just like yours. You will not find anyone on the outside more devoted to what you do here then me. Let me prove to you how valuable I really am. Thank you. Less

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