Job Interview for my First Postdoc - help!
June 24, 2007 8:04 PM Subscribe
I have just finished my PhD (Biochemistry) and will shortly be having a job interview for my first postdoctoral position. What can I expect in the interview? Any advice?
i am a pretty confident person, and I would like to think I am pretty articulate about science. But I really don't know what questions I can expect to be asked in my interview. I have a phone interview for a position in a research group in the UK.
I find that meetings and interviews are generally a little less structured in science, so I guess it really depends on who is conducting the interview - hence the difficulty in knowing what to expect! Naturally I have looked into the background of the lab, even speaking to past and current members (at the recommendation of my potential boss), so questions about the science itself are fine. But what can I expect to be asked about my suitability as a person and a worker, and medium to long-term career goals?
So have any Mefites been in a similar situation? What questions were you asked for your research position? what advice would you give?
Thank you in advance!