I worked at Nanogen full-time (Less than a year)
Deep knowledge of diagnostics development. Management experience in diagnostics was deep
Fairly high pressure...they went out of business
Advice to Management
There are not more managers
I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Nanogen (San Diego, CA) in August 2008.
HR was very professional, calling to schedule an appointment and immediately following up with an email containing the people with whom I would interview and the directions to the workplace. I had one in person interview with the Director of Clinical Affairs, who asked me about my previous work experience, relevant classwork, organizational skills, etc. He was very informed, had read my resume, and asked very pertinent questions. Then I interviewed with HR, who asked the familiar questions: can you describe an event in which you had to negotiate or interact with a difficult collegue? etc..
I was able to negotiate 6 dollars more per hour. I advice people to research the top pay for the position being applied for, and ask them to match it.
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