Genetic Scientist Interview Questions

16 Share an experience in which your attention to detail and thoroughness had an impact on your last company.
17 Provide a time when you were able to identify a complex problem, evaluate the options, and implement a solution. How did the solution benefit your employer?
18 Please share an experience in which you successfully taught a difficult principle or concept. How were you able to be successful?
19 What have you found to be the best way to monitor the performance of your work and/or the work of others? Share a time when you had to take corrective action.
20 Provide an example of when you were persistent in the face of obstacles.
21 Share an example of when you went above and beyond the "call of duty". (Look for answers that show the candidate is dependable.)
22 Describe an experience when you prepared results of experimental findings for presentation at professional conferences or in scientific journals.
23 Walk me through how you would extract deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) or perform diagnostic tests involving processes such as gel electrophoresis, Southern blot analysis, and polymerase chain reaction analysis.
24 What have you found to be the best way to evaluate genetic data by performing appropriate mathematical or statistical calculations and analyses?
25 How often do you attend clinical and research conferences and read scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and current genetic research findings?
26 Share a time when you willingly took on additional responsibilities or challenges. How did you successfully meet all of the demands of these responsibilities? (Make sure the candidate is a self-starter and can demonstrate some initiative.)
27 What is the most challenging part of supervising or directing the work of other geneticists, biologists, technicians, or biometricians working on genetics research projects?
28 Provide an experience that demonstrates your ability to manage time effectively. What were the challenges and results?
29 Share an experience in which you used new training skills, ideas, or a method to adapt to a new situation or improve an ongoing one. (Look for the candidate's ability to learn.)
30 Provide an example of a time when you successfully organized a diverse group of people to accomplish a task.