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Senior Scientist I, Chemistry was asked...October 13, 2020

When the next graduate student(s) start on my project, what would I tell/suggest to them?

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Does this position in process team?

How many interviewer were there in your interview process?


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


What is your future career goal?

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continue research and be a part of amazing discovery


What surprised you about Genentech.

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The strong collaborative environment.


Describe a time when your colleagues did not agree with your hypothesis/theory and how you approached these challenges to prove your hypothesis


describe your research experience on the white board

Ironwood Pharmaceuticals

what are the possible job expectations

Eli Lilly and Company

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


A retrosynthesis for a drug-like molecule and two problem-solving questions centered on improving a synthetic step.

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