Biological Scientist Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Biological Scientist interview, here are 25 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you handle a larger than average workload?

"When I have a large workload on my plate, I do not stress over the tasks that are in front of me. Rather, I make a simple plan of which tasks are a high priority and which tasks are a lower priority. The higher priority tasks, I complete first. Through this system, I can focus on my tasks individually, rather than stress out by the multitude of tasks ahead of me."

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25 Biological Scientist Interview Questions & Answers

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  • 1. How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  • 2. What are your salary expectations for this biological scientist role?

  • 3. What questions do you have for me?

  • 4. Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  • 5. How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  • 6. How do you encourage creative thinking with your fellow scientists?

  • 7. What feedback did you receive from your most recent manager?

  • 8. As a biological scientist, you will face a significant amount of diversity among your coworkers. Are you accustomed to this?

  • 9. Tell me about a career related goal that you set and did not reach. How did you recover from the disappointment?

  • 10. When conducting scientific research, how often do you create alternative scenarios for potentially unexpected outcomes?

  • 11. Do you prefer to work in the field, or in a lab setting?

  • 12. How do you believe you will complement our department, if you were hired?

  • 13. What is the most challenging part of supervising biological technicians and junior scientists?

  • 14. Why have you chosen to specialize in (enter your specialty)?

  • 15. Share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?

  • 16. What do you know about the study of wild animal populations?

  • 17. What are your strengths as a biological scientist?

  • 18. As a scientist, team communication is key to your success. What experience do you have using team-based messaging applications?

  • 19. Tell me about yourself.

  • 20. When you suffer a setback, how does that emotionally affect you and your work?

  • 21. What was the biggest change you have had to deal with in your career?

  • 22. Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.

  • 23. Why should we hire you?

  • 24. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?

  • 25. How do you handle stress and pressure?