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# Researcher Interview Questions

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### Researcher at Jane Street was asked...

Feb 7, 2011
 Throw die once or twice, and get paid the face value. What is expected payoff? 2 Answers For one roll of the die, just apply the definition of expected value. 1/6*(1+2+3+4+5+6)=3.5 You're right, but that doesn't answer the question. EV of roll 1 = 3.5; thus, stay w/ 4, 5, 6; re-roll w 1,2,or,3. Odds of getting 4, 5, or 6 on roll 1 are 1/2 so EV of first roll is 1/2(5) EV of 2nd roll is (1/2)*(3.5) Total = (1/2)(3.5) + (1/2)*(5) = 1.75 + 2.5 = 4.25

### Research Analyst at Cutting Edge Information was asked...

Feb 25, 2009
 What books are on your bedside table? 1 Answer History, Geography and Religion books

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### Postdoctoral Researcher at National Renewable Energy Lab was asked...

Aug 14, 2013
 It was pretty standard hybrid between an academic and a regular job interview. I don't remember any particularly hard questions 1 Answer I studied the project beforehand which I think got me the job.

### Research Scientist/Engineer at Synaptics was asked...

Aug 5, 2015
 Skills in different fields 1 Answer They were looking for someone with a broad knowledge in many fields

### Postdoctoral Research Associate at Arizona State University was asked...

May 5, 2012
 why new york university 1 Answer because I was very interested in the research work they were developing at that time

### Staff Research Associate I at UC Davis was asked...

Mar 11, 2014
 If you find a coworker who is going against procedure, what would you do? 1 Answer I said I would ask them about it to see if the procedure has changed or been updated, and if not explain why the current procedure is in place and why we should follow it.