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1. Why did you choose a career in the Pharma/Biotech industry?
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Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Achillion) is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of treatments for infectious diseases. Within the anti-infective market, the Company focuses on the development of antivirals for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C and the development of antibacterials for the treatment of resistant bacterial infections. As of December 31, 2009, Achillion focused on developing three Hepatitis C virus (HCV) drug candidates: ACH-1625, a protease inhibitor for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C in phase Ib clinical testing; ACH-1095, a NS4A antagonist also for the treatment of chronic hepatitis C, in late stage preclinical testing, and ACH-2684, a high-potency protease inhibitor in preclinical testing. In addition, it has established other product candidates, which include ACH-702 for the treatment of serious bacterial infections and elvucitabine for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection.
Achillion Pharmaceuticals Interview Questions
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List 3 qualities that make you the best candidate for Achillion Pharmaceuticals.
 
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How many years have you worked in the Pharma/Biotech industry? What keeps you interested in our line of work?
 
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What industry related changes do you foresee in the next 12 months?
 
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How do you stay informed on changes in the Pharma/Biotech industry?
 
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This position requires a minimum Bachelor's Degree in a science related field. Walk me through your post-secondary education.
 
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If you could choose any special area of focus with Achillion Pharmaceuticals, which would you choose?
 
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Would you further your post-secondary education to include a PhD in your field?
 
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In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Biotechnology in the past 3 years?
 
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In your opinion, what is the biggest development in Pharmaceuticals in the past 3 years?
 
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If you could choose any area in your field to study further, which area would you focus on? How you do feel that would help you with a career at Achillion Pharmaceuticals?
 
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Do you prefer to work with studies related to humans, animals, or plant life?
 
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If you could research any particular disorder, disease, or illness which one would you choose, and why?
 
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Tell me about your greatest work related accomplishment.
 
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Tell me about a project you completed recently that was ahead of schedule.
 
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When have you had to adapt your workload due to increasing demand from your supervisors?
 
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Describe your three greatest accomplishments to date.
 
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How does this position fit into your career goals?
 
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Who would you say inspires you?
 
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What work situations excite and motivate you?
 
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How did you bring value to your last position?
 
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How do you manage a large workload?
 
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How do you determine priorities when you have multiple projects due?
 
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When have you shown great integrity at work?
 
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How do you define success?
 
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