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Research Technician was asked...17 March 2020

After the proteins have been transferred from the gel what happens next?

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The membrane will be transferred to Blocking buffer, than adding 1st antibody, wash, second anti body and conjugate, wash, add substrate, wash, and view Less

Not sure. As I have already mentioned I do not have much experience with this particular technique. Less

Memorial Sloan Kettering

If there are 7 people with 7 children and 7 dogs how many legs are in total?

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Dogs= 4*7=28 Kids= 2*7=14 People=2*7=14 Total=56 =)

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

One thing that really stuck out among other interviews I've ever had before was "Do you enjoy being in one place, doing the same task every day, or do you have drive to move onward and upward?"

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I responded that there was always room for improvement for anyone, and I was willing to go the distance that I needed to in order to move forward. Less

Rush University

Tell us about your previous project.

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I told them about my undergrad and post grad research.

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology

What are your future plans, and what type of time commitment can you make for this position.

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Be honest. This is a basic question and if you don't have a five year plan yet start with that before you show up to an interview. Less


They asked if I would be willing to working in a receiving setting rather than lab.

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I responded that I would not be willing to apply for a position outside of the lab as I am trying to gain lab experience. Less

Massachusetts General Hospital

Tell me about your previous research experience

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I summarized what I wrote on my resume

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Do you feel comfortable working overtime and weekend occasionally?

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Yes; this is often expected for the position as well as others who work in an academic lab. Less

D-Wave Systems

Describe when you disagreed with a team or supervisor

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Specific experience, action, result

D-Wave Systems

If you wanted to improve the accuracy of the measurement how would you do it

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Described multiple processes of averaging test values or varying current and doing a fit test. Less

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