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Bend Research Overview

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Bend, OR
201 to 500 employees
Capsugel
1975
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
Unknown
For more than 40 years, Bend Research has worked with clients to create value by advancing new medicines that improve human health and to solve their most difficult scientific and technical problems. This success is based on the company’s ability to develop, advance ... Read more

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    Pros

    Great people, great environment, beautiful part of the country! I love the passion, commitment and enthusiasm around the work being done here.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.

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Bend Research Interviews

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    Research Chemical Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bend, OR
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bend Research (Bend, OR) in December 2015.

    Interview

    I had a 30 minute interview at a recruiting event. Then they flew me to Bend for a full day of interviews. They paid for everything for my trip there. It took almost 2 months from when I applied until my interview. The on-site interview lasted from 9-3, and I had about 10 half hour interviews throughout the day. I had to submit a writing sample before I went. Every other interviewer asked me a few technical questions. A couple of them even only asked me technical questions during their interview. I was not prepared for this because anyone I had talked to said they only asked a couple really easy questions. I think the technical questions would have been okay if I had just reviewed a few key concepts. I think their interview process is getting more rigorous.

    Interview Questions

    • They drew out a process flow diagram for a spray dryer and asked me to talk about how the temperature, pressure and flowrate of all of the streams would effect the outlet temperature. Then they asked me to write out an energy balance on the system. This was a really long and involved question. I also had to answer questions about the drying process and Fick's law.   Answer Question
    • They drew out a shell and tube heat exchanger and asked me to list all of the variables that you could change that would impact the rate of heat transfer. They expected me to have the Re number formula memorized.   Answer Question
    • There was a question about fluid flow and an accelerating plate. I had to draw the velocity profile for different situations. They asked about shear stress.   Answer Question
    • What would happen if you put a capsule in water or a sugar solution.   Answer Question
    • There was a question about pKa and when it's equal to pH.   Answer Question
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Bend Research Awards & Accolades

  • CMO Leadership Awards 2016, Life Science Leader, 2016

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