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Research assistant Interview Questions in United States

"When looking for a research assistant position, you can expect to be interviewed about your education in the field of research you are applying to, your clerical skills, and your ability to work independently under tight time constraints. The interview and job expectations as a research assistant will depend largely on the scientific field you intend to research, so be sure to look into the expectations of the professors or other senior level researchers you may end up working under. Most research assistant positions will require you to have at least a bachelor's degree in their respective fields."

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Some of the tasks you'll be required to perform are routine and monotonous. How will you deal with such routine tasks?

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Mastering routine work allows me to complete tasks effectively in a high throughput manner. Hopefully, this will afford me with free time to learn and master more challenging techniques and better assist the team.

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The professor quizzed me on several technical aspects of a journal paper I was a co-author of. Most of them were manageable. He asked me what exactly my contribution was in that paper and why I was not first author on it.

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What type of software do you know how to use?

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What experience have you had with Microsoft Office?

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What research area are you interested in?

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Are there any areas listed in the job description that you are less skilled at or inexperienced in?

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What projects would you be interested in working on?

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Do you know where you want to be in 5-10 years?

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Why do you want to join?

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How do you think psychology research will help you in a medical research lab?

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