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Research

ABOUT RESEARCH INTERVIEWS

The focus in a research interview is to determine your previous research experience. The interviewer is likely to ask you specific, in-depth questions about how you conducted your research, what tools you have utilized, the criteria used to select participants, along with your experience in data collection and reporting.  

Have you already used one of the research techniques described in the job description? If so, describe how you have used this particular technique?


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Consider why the question is important to the employer.  If you have related experience from a course share details on your knowledge, skills and experience.  

How would you conduct an experiment for selecting a certain antibody to run a test strip?


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Consider why the question is important to the employer.  If you have related experience from a course share details on your knowledge, skills and experience

Describe a work situation where you performed sample analysis (S.O.P.'s)?


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Consider why the question is important to the employer.  If you have related experience from a course share details on your knowledge, skills and experience.  

Share an experience in which you effectively collected, compiled and analyzed data


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Share an effective approach to working with a large amount of information/data.


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Share an experience in which you compiled data into a report utilizing charts, and graphs that effectively described and interpreted findings of analyses.


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What methods have you used to verify the completeness and accuracy of source data?


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What tools have you used for data analysis and data visualization?


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What qualities do you feel make a good researcher?


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What research projects have you completed or contributed to recently?


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How would you manage a research project?


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Can you describe a time you experienced challenges impeding your research progress? How did you overcome the challenges? What was the outcome?


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Do you have experience securing grants or funding for research projects?


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Do you have experience gaining ethics approval for a research project?


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What is your experience working on a research team? What was your role?


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