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Top 30 Biological Scientist Interview Questions

Question 1 of 30
Describe a difficult project and how you overcame it?
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The interviewer wants to know how you approach, evaluate and resolve a work problem or difficult project. Telling the interviewer how you overcame the difficult project will show your problem-solving skill as well as prove that you are one that can take on responsibility.
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Question 2 of 30
Why have you chosen to specialize in zoology?
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"I chose to specialize in zoology because I enjoy studying animals in their natural environment."
Don't be stumped by the wording of this question. This question is similar to the popular 'tell us about yourself'. As a Biological Scientist that chose to specialize in Zoology tell the interviewer that you enjoy investigating animal behavior, migration, interactions with other species, and reproduction, as well as the pests, diseases, toxins, and habitat changes that affect them. You use the information you gather to monitor and estimate populations, address invasive species and other threats, control disease, manage hunting programs, and develop conservation plans.
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Question 3 of 30
What is most satisfying about forensic science?
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Question 4 of 30
How did you begin your career?
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Question 5 of 30
Why have you chosen a career as a Forensic Biologist?
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Question 6 of 30
How well do you work with people?
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Question 7 of 30
Are you a good scientist?
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Question 8 of 30
Are you an ethical scientist?
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Question 9 of 30
What could you bring to other companies?
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Question 10 of 30
Do you have any questions for us?
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Question 11 of 30
How do you handle conflict within the work place?
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Question 12 of 30
Describe your style of communicating and interacting with others.
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Question 13 of 30
Describe your ideal work environment.
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Question 14 of 30
What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
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Question 15 of 30
What is the most challenging part of supervising biological technicians and technologists and other scientists?
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Question 16 of 30
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.
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Question 17 of 30
Would you consider your ability to analyze data or information a strength?
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Question 18 of 30
How do you handle stress and pressure?
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Question 19 of 30
Why should we hire you?
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Question 20 of 30
Describe a time when you went above and beyond the requirements for a project.
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Question 21 of 30
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?
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Question 22 of 30
By providing examples, convince me that you can adapt to a wide variety of people, situations and environments.
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Question 23 of 30
What are the steps you follow to study a problem before making a decision?
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Question 24 of 30
What is your philosophy towards work?
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Question 25 of 30
What is your leadership style?
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Question 26 of 30
As a Biological Scientist, what do you believe is your best asset?
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Question 27 of 30
Recently, tell me a problem you faced where you were unsure the answer. How did you research the problem and find a correct solution?
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Question 28 of 30
Share an approach to study and manage wild animal populations.
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Question 29 of 30
Share an experience in which you presented to a group. What was the situation and how did it go?
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Question 30 of 30
What are your salary expectations?
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About Biological Scientist

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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