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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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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.

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.

University of Nevada, Reno

Do you have scholarship?

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No I dont.

Helmholtz Zentrum München

Can you present your previous work?

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I prepared a ppt and go throuth.

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.

Academia Sinica

How long you can stay in this job?

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Usually professors like post-docs to stay for minimum 2 years

University of Leeds

How many papers do you plan to publish?

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Used previous Postdocs output of 2 as a guideline (for a 2 year contract length)

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

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