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Biological Scientist Interview

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Heather Douglass has over 20 years of experience as a Career Coach, Recruiter, and HR Specialist. Much of her experience is as a Technical Recruiter in the healthcare industry.

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

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

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Biological Scientist Interview

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

      How to Answer

      As a biological scientist, you need to be ready for unexpected outcomes when it comes to your research and findings. Being able to problem solve and think outside the box when it comes to changing situations is a valuable skill set. Talk to the interviewer about your ability to create a variety of potential scenarios.

      Heather's Answer

      "I feel that it is essential to create alternative scenarios in all research situations. One cannot guess what will happen in the end, so it is great to be prepared for all possible outcomes."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I am ready to adapt at all times. Alternate scenarios are a must in science-based research. One of my biology professors taught me to always work in 'what-ifs' because, in science, plans change and fail on a regular basis."

      Rachelle's Answer

      "I frequently received and gave feedback at my last job. I proactively scheduled a weekly touch base with my manager to seek out feedback and connect on pressing issues. The feedback was often positive, and I would take the lead navigating situations I was unclear on by enlisting the expertise of my peers."

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      Anonymous Answer

      "I am ready to adapt and frequently receive and give feedback. Alternate scenarios are a must in science-based research. I proactively scheduled a weekly touch base with my manager to seek out feedback and connect on pressing issues. The feedback was often positive, and I would take the lead navigating situations I was unclear on by enlisting the expertise of my peers."

      Stephanie's Answer

      This is a very thoughtful and well-rounded response! Good work.

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