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postdoc interview questions? - (Dec/19/2012 )

i was wondering what could be the potential questions, one can ask when getting interviewed for pdf and or scientific position



Anything really. Expect questions about how you would handle particular situations or how you have handled a challenging situation you have been in. Questions about your research are common.

I have even heard of people being asked how they want to be remembered when they die!


What I was asked at my last interview:

What can you bring to our project?
What is your weakness? Not including chocolate.
What kind of equipment have you worked with?
How would you approach *this* situation?
What experience do you have working within collaborations?
Would you be willing to travel/live here?
If we offer you this job, how soon would you let us know of your acceptance?