I have been working at Medical Research Council full-time (Less than a year)
Excellent company, good atmosphere, lots to learn.
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I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Medical Research Council (Nottingham, England).
The interview starts with typical introduce yourself questions. Next up is to explain what you think the role entails, your interests in the area, what you want to do after the PhD.
After this, your technical knowledge is tested. They expect you to know the basics of the field you are applying for. Mine also asked me to explain to them the materials they had asked me to read.
After this I had to do a short presentation on a topic that they had asked me to prepare in advance.
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