good scientists and interesting projects
corporate and large company run by novartis
I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation (San Diego, CA) in November 2017.
Applied online and after a couple of weeks was contacted by hiring manager. Had a brief phone conversation, followed by a three person Skype interview the next week. Was then invited onsite, which took place 2.5 weeks later.
Onsite interview was a full day, starting with 1 hour seminar. That was followed by a 30 min technical session involving finding an observed byproduct given the starting material and reaction conditions. Rest of the day involved 30 min meetings with 1, 2 , or 3 of the discovery chemistry team at a time. Questions focused on my research as well as a lot of behavioral questions, with a special interest in how I've innovated in the past and how I work in teams.
I didn't receive an offer, but overall enjoyed my visit. Everyone was nice to me and GNF seems like a great place to work.
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