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If I work well under stress/pressure

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Describe the Genia sequencing technology from beginning to end.

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There was a question about how to optimally deliver water to the cages in a zoo with the minimum work. What made the problem challenging was that it was presented as a "situational" interview. That is, the interviewer will do things to make the experience more stressful. They will interrupt, attempt to distract, make you argue in favor of a step, and run out the clock so that you only have a short time to finish the last and hardest part of the question, and then pressure you to complete it.

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Describe a time when you disagreed with your supervisor- how did you handle it?

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They asked about how I might deal with the differences between the current and my prior work environment (academia)? This was probably to get a feel for whether I was serious about a career in the private sector, where publications are not the key currency for success.

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Most questions were scientific, and relatively easy to answer. Maybe the most difficult question was during the HR interview when I was asked how much I expected to make.

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How do you purify protein

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How to separate reaction products

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Who is the worst one of your former supervisors?

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What do you do if you see clients out in public.

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