Epidemiologist Interview Questions

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Question 1 of 30

Are you aspiring to return to school for your Ph.D.?

Epidemiologist Interview Questions

  1. 1.

    Are you aspiring to return to school for your Ph.D.?

  2. 2.

    What is the most fascinating disease you have studied in your epidemiology career thus far?

  3. 3.

    What is the most challenging part of supervising technicians and other Epidemiologists?

  4. 4.

    Are you experienced in speeches and presentations? How do you prepare for these?

  5. 5.

    What made you choose to become an Epidemiologist?

  6. 6.

    In your opinion, what are the 3 most important skills that a successful epidemiologist should possess?

  7. 7.

    Describe your experience using health survey data.

  8. 8.

    What is your leadership style?

  9. 9.

    How would you design a surveillance system for young children?

  10. 10.

    Describe a situation when you were able to have a positive influence on the actions of others.

  11. 11.

    Give me an example of when you took a risk to achieve a goal. What was the outcome?

  12. 12.

    Walk me through how you prepare technical and research reports and communicate the results to individuals in industry, government, or the general public.

  13. 13.

    Which industry related current event interests you the most?

  14. 14.

    Do you prefer a research or clinical setting?

  15. 15.

    How well do you work with people?

  16. 16.

    As an Epidemiologist, what do you believe is your best asset?

  17. 17.

    Explain what are the measures can be taken to control communicable disease?

  18. 18.

    Explain what is reservoir.

  19. 19.

    How strong is your knowledge in toxicology?

  20. 20.

    What type of data analysis are you most familiar with?

  21. 21.

    Tell me about a disease you have recently investigated. Were you able to discover any breakthroughs?

  22. 22.

    Tell me about a public health report you contributed to.

  23. 23.

    What are the types of public health surveillance?

  24. 24.

    What are your thoughts on the Ebola epidemic?

  25. 25.

    How do you ensure successful communication with others, even if they are are not easy to get along with?

  26. 26.

    What are your long term goals in epidemiology?

  27. 27.

    Would you consider your ability to analyze data or information a strength?

  28. 28.

    How do you manage stress in your daily work?

  29. 29.

    What do you like least about being an Epidemiologist?

  30. 30.

    What is your philosophy towards work?