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I was asked to complete a complex and open-ended data science task. Really used the full range of my data science skills.

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I did the usual stages of the data science process - Data Prep, EDA, Modelling, Visualisation, Contextualisation.

Can you give an example of when using the accuracy of a model would be a poor descriptor of that model?

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Talk me through how a SVM works, and what the limitations of that technique are

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How would your best friend describe you?

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What would you do to develop an analytical method for a drug compound with 3 different pKa's?

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What my past research was and what I was interested in working on next. Most of the time I spent meeting with other smalls groups of interviews or else 1:1 with other researchers.

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All of the standard questions you get in an interview really, if you've been to five interviews recently you've heard them all before.

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How would I go about building a formulation/analytical team to develop a formulation?

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Retro and forward synthesis

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SWOT analysis and competency based questions.

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