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Laboratory Assistant Mock Interview

To help you prepare for your Laboratory Assistant interview, here are 30 interview questions and answer examples.

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How do you ensure that you are recording all laboratory notes accurately?

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List of 30 Laboratory Assistant Interview Questions & Answers

  1. 1.

    How do you ensure that you are recording all laboratory notes accurately?

  2. 2.

    What do you believe is the most important aspect of a laboratory assistant's role?

  3. 3.

    What do you enjoy least about the role of a laboratory assistant?

  4. 4.

    Please provide us with a brief overview of your professional and educational background.

  5. 5.

    How do you think that your coworkers would describe you?

  6. 6.

    Why are you looking for a position outside of the company that you are working for?

  7. 7.

    Talk about a goal that you have and what steps you have taken towards achieving that goal.

  8. 8.

    Tell us about a time that you made a mistake at work and what steps you took to correct the mistake.

  9. 9.

    If I were to contact your current/most recent supervisor, what would they say is an area that you could improve in?

  10. 10.

    What makes you the ideal laboratory assistant for our company?

  11. 11.

    What made you initially apply for a role within our company?

  12. 12.

    Tell us about a time that you had a conflict in the workplace and how you handled the conflict.

  13. 13.

    What would you say is your greatest strength?

  14. 14.

    What is your greatest weakness?

  15. 15.

    How do you go about beginning to work with an already established team?

  16. 16.

    What made you want to pursue a career in the scientific industry?

  17. 17.

    Where do you see yourself in the next five years?

  18. 18.

    Tell us about a time that you were faced with a difficult ethical decision in the workplace.

  19. 19.

    How do you best learn the tasks of a new role?

  20. 20.

    What do you look for in a company culture when you are seeking a new role?

  21. 21.

    Tell us about a time that you had a disagreement with your supervisor and what steps you took to resolve the situation.

  22. 22.

    What do you enjoy most about the role of a laboratory assistant?

  23. 23.

    When working on a group project, what role do you typically take on?

  24. 24.

    What safety protocol do you follow if a hazardous chemical were to spill in the laboratory?

  25. 25.

    Tell us about a challenge that you faced in your most recent role and what steps you took to overcome that challenge?

  26. 26.

    Have you previously worked with Laboratory Information Systems?

  27. 27.

    What professional accomplishment are you most proud of?

  28. 28.

    Why do you believe that it is important to follow laboratory safety requirements?

  29. 29.

    What skills do you feel are most important for a laboratory assistant to possess?

  30. 30.

    At times, this role can require some scheduling flexibility. Are you available to work the occasional evening and weekend?