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Biological Scientist Interview Questions

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Biological Scientist was updated on January 22nd, 2018. Learn more here.

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How do you handle stress and pressure?

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Biological Scientist Interview Questions & Answers

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  1. 1.

    How do you handle stress and pressure?

  2. 2.

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

  3. 3.

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

  4. 4.

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

  5. 5.

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

  6. 6.

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

  7. 7.

    What questions do you have for me?

  8. 8.

    Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?

  9. 9.

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

  10. 10.

    Why should we hire you?

  11. 11.

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

  12. 12.

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

  13. 13.

    Tell me about yourself.

  14. 14.

    What are your strengths as a biological scientist?

  15. 15.

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

  16. 16.

    How do you handle a larger than average workload?

  17. 17.

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

  18. 18.

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

  19. 19.

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

  20. 20.

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

  21. 21.

    What feedback did you receive from your most recent manager?

  22. 22.

    How do you encourage creative thinking with your fellow scientists?

  23. 23.

    How will you earn the trust of your coworkers?

  24. 24.

    Have you ever broken a confidentiality agreement?

  25. 25.

    What are your salary expectations for this biological scientist role?