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1. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
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List of Biological Scientist Interview Questions
  1. Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
  2. Why have you chosen to specialize in zoology?
  3. What is most satisfying about forensic science?
  4. How did you begin your career?
  5. Why have you chosen a career as a Forensic Biologist?
  6. How well do you work with people?
  7. Are you a good scientist?
  8. Are you an ethical scientist?
  9. What could you bring to other companies?
  10. Do you have any questions for us?
  11. How do you handle conflict within the work place?
  12. Describe your style of communicating and interacting with others.
  13. Describe your ideal work environment.
  14. What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
  15. What is the most challenging part of supervising biological technicians and technologists and other scientists?
  16. Walk me through how you prepare technical and research reports such as environmental impact reports, and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.
  17. Would you consider your ability to analyze data or information a strength?
  18. How do you handle stress and pressure?
  19. Why should we hire you?
  20. Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
  21. If I called your boss right now and asked him or her what is an area that you could improve on, what would he or she say?
  22. By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
  23. What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
  24. What is your philosophy towards work?
  25. What is your leadership style?
  26. As a Biological Scientist, what do you believe is your best asset?
  27. Recently, tell me a problem you faced where you were unsure the answer. How did you research the problem and find a correct solution?
  28. Share an approach to study and manage wild animal populations.
  29. Share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?
  30. What are your salary expectations?
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Heather Douglass
HR Specialist/Recruiter
Biological Scientist Information
August 17th, 2017

As a Biological Scientist you are a person who loves nature, plants, and animals and wants to study and understand how organisms live and act. Biochemists and biophysicists study the chemical and physical principles of living things and of biological processes such as cell development, growth, and heredity. Your research typically relates to finding a way to promote, cure, treat or improve plant and animal habitats. In the lab, you must be able to use tools like microscopes, cell counters or robotic equipment.

Education needed to be a successful Biological Scientist is a Bachelor's degree in a biological science for entry-level positions but most biological scientists hold master's degrees or doctorates in their field of specialization. Skills needed to be a Biological Scientist should be able to work independently or as part of a team and be able to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. If you choose private industry you may hold a management or administrative positions. Strong business and communication skills and being familiar with regulatory issues and marketing and management techniques will be an added bonus you can speak to during the interview. You must have patience and self-discipline to conduct long and detailed research projects.

To prepare for your interview you'll want to research the company that you are applying to. What projects are they currently working and how can you contribute to the outcome? Have the common interview answers ready to go for your interview: Tell us about yourself and strengths and weaknesses and what do you know about our company.

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