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Shionogi Inc.
Formulation Scientist was asked...16 May 2009

Are you a big-picture person or a detail person?

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A trap. This question seems to ask you make a choice between two solution when in reality the answer is that you must be both of them. There is a million way to conciliate the 2 but you need to find a way to explain that in some circumstance you have to be a detail person, and some other you see the big picture. Show them that you are flexible. Less

I agree with Nikko. It does depend on whether you are applying for a management position or a support position. Either way both the support and managemnet type should be able to comprehend the problems of the detail and be able to do the detail to achieve the big picture. It has been my experience that the big picture person is the idealist with little comprehension of what it will take to achieve the goal. The little picture (or pixel) person is is the true thinker and problem solver. It is a lot easier if both are thinking up-down and down-up. That is a good relationship. Less

This is an important question. A big-picture person usually adopts a top down approach considering relatively high level aspects e.g., business viability and the extent, where else the technology would impact, mid term and long term potential future of the technology etc. However a detail person would rather adopt a bottom up approach by identifying the well defined technical challenges and their potential solutions, other similar problems and their strengths and limitations... Less

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Dr. Reddy's

explain regardingReversed-phase chromatography (RPC)

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Reversed phase chromatography employs a polar (aqueous) mobile phase. As a result, hydrophobic molecules in the polar mobile phase tend to adsorb to the hydrophobic stationary phase, and hydrophilic molecules in the mobile phase will pass through the column and are eluted first.[3] Hydrophobic molecules can be eluted from the column by decreasing the polarity of the mobile phase using an organic (non-polar) solvent, which reduces hydrophobic interactions. The more hydrophobic the molecule, the more strongly it will bind to the stationary phase, and the higher the concentration of organic solvent that will be required to elute the molecule. Less

II have explained in detail about the RPC

Valent USA

Why do you want this job?

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I like working in product development; creating prototypes of finished products.

My work history and how I will fit into job role

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Explained my work experience done so far and how each step has leveraged my skill set and expertise that will allow me now to be a successful contributor to current job role Less

Adamed (Poland)

Why did you leave your last job?

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I changed my last job because I need changing and new experience

Frontage Laboratories

Can I work in a team environment

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I answered in affirmative

Thermo Fisher Scientific

Tell us why you want to work here. Tell us about your past experiences.

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General history of previous job experiences

Syngenta

Formulation related questions

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Well!

Valent USA

What is important to you in a company?

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The coworkers; whether I can get along with the people I work with and look forward to come to work every day. Less

Mary Kay

You are the expert and marketing asks an impossible task of you. How do you proceed.

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Try to find a common ground with marketing, while asking more senior chemists/other experts their opinions trying to find a common ground in the request. Less

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