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Associate Scientist Interview Questions in South San Francisco, CA


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I know you know a lot about your research, but why don't you tell me about "X's" research project, findings, and significance.

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Very high level conversations about other persons research.

You will be asked about the current standard of care and how you might be able to fulfill an unmet medical need.

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If you had a fight with one colleague during a discussion at the meeting, what did you do?

How would you handle someone that continues to disregard what you tell them?

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Two slides into my presentation, I started getting asked good questions about my study methods. Some of the questions were about how I determined categories for variables or how I calculated measures.

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How does your background fits you for the position?

Nothing unexpected. Just be ready for a long day. Nice and personable conversations. Have references on hand. It was helpful to go in having read everyones most recent publications.Got home that evening and wrote everyone a letter (email) to thank them.... then waited.

I was not prepared when they mentioned that the position would require very little creativity, i.e no thought or scientific expertise, just grunt work.

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