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Emory University School of Medicine
Postdoctoral Research Fellow was asked...6 May 2015

Questions were mainly research specific

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I tried to answer as good as I could

Hi, the information you posted in helpful, however I would like to know what kind of research question did they ask you? Werethe question were related to your past research experience, the techniques that you manage, or about your research plan? Did they ask you for a specific technique? Do you live in Atlanta? If don't, they pay you travel expensives? Thank you so much!!!! Less

I strongly depends on the person you interview with. When you apply for a Postdoc position you mainly talk to the PI who wants to hire you. You will probably also talk to people in the lab because you are supposed to work with them. I have seen interviews that lasted an entire day, including giving a talk, lunch, talk to potential collaborators and dinner. If you apply for a T32 position they may be able to pay for your travel expenses. So it really varies from case to case. Read up on stuff they are doing in the lab. Show interest, Good luck. Less

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Harvard University

What kind of research do you want to work on in the future?

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I had prepared a research agenda.

Inflammatory tumor microenvironment

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

How would you cope into a National Laboratory in the middle of no-where after coming from a vibrant city like Chicago? Remember, post-doctoral people have complained about feeling dejected at work because of a lack-lustre social life.

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In today's world, no distance is too long. Most of my close friends are all over the world, with whom I keep in touch over electronic media. Also, I am really keen to see how I fit-in in a small-town rather than in a big-city. Given my past experiences, I think I will be happier here. Less

If you think Knoxville is in the middle of nowhere, you're doing it wrong

Whether I was planning on publishing many papers, and with which impact factor.

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That I was writing a number of papers, to be submitted to high-impact journals.

University of Dayton

How much were you thinking for a salary.

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$50,000 which was significantly more than was affordable.

University of Nevada, Reno

Do you have scholarship?

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No I dont.

McGill University

The questions are mainly about your background and how does it match the requirements of the specific team.

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I tried to customize my resume to emphasis more about what is relevant to the project instead of explaining everything I did. Less

University of Calgary

What is your name ?

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I told my name.

Peking University

Asking what I will benefit to the department

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try to make my research fits the future plan of the department


Quels sont vos plans de carrière?

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D'une manière réaliste, en disant chercher à devenir IR à la suite de quelques post-docs, en espérant que ce 3eme post-doc soit le dernier. Less

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