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University of Notre Dame
Postdoctoral Research Associate In Chemistry was asked...June 2, 2015

Wanted to know technical skills.

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I said what my technical skills were and what ones I would like to learn.


I had to complete two worksheet that involved organic reactions. some had missing products, some had missing reagents, and some I just had to discuss the mechanism.

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I'm sorry but there isn't a specific reaction type that one can focus on...all I can say it that they don't try to trip you up and they are forgiving if you make a couple mistakes. Less


what do you know about our company

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contract research

Bethel University

How many years of college had I completed and what classes I had taken.


They didn’t have that many questions outside of the usual. Just explain what you did at your old job. Experience with instrumentation and method development etc.


How did you start your research? What is your most innovative part in your research?


Name reactions, organic synthesis and more


Name reactions, organic synthesis and more


describe your research experience on the white board

Eli Lilly and Company

What is the yield of that reaction? which compound is active?

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