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    MRes+PhD Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Japan, MO (US)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at University of Cambridge (Japan, MO (US)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    Interviewed by 2 staffs in 2 sections each lasted about 20 minutes via Skype. Very fast-paced about 30 basic questions during undergrad. Friendly regardless, was asked different topics when unable to answer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe your research project in your undergrad final year. What is your motivation applying for this course.   Answer Question

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    Postdoctoral Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Cambridge (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    It took them months to respond, then expect you to be prepared the next day. Interview done via telephone. Simple questions. It is your duty to keep asking about the interview result, otherwise you do not get an offer quickly.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at University of Cambridge.

    Interview

    The interview was over skype and lasted about 30 minutes. Nothing about it was particularly difficult; mostly asked about previous research experience, academic awards, etc... The only thing that really bothered me, though, was that they said that they would get back to me in a week and it took an entire month.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about "x" on your resume?   1 Answer

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    Senior Research Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Cambridge in September 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through email. Recommend checking the website jobs.cam.ac.uk. Got back to me for an interview a 7-10 days post the submission deadline. Interview was then 14 days after.

    Panel of interviewers. Questions ranged from detailed questions about the post, specifics on my CV, what I would do in different scenarios with demanding clients, ability to reply quickly to emails, and future goals.

    Interview Questions

    • What aspects of the job posting do you think you will struggle with? What aspects will you excel at.   Answer Question

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    Research Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at University of Cambridge.

    Interview

    Mostly describing my previous work and finding links to the group's interest. The process took place via skype and the answer came shortly after that. The panel that interviewed me consisted of four experts in my field.

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    Grad Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    5 men at laptops, questions about the science of sensor technology, what are my strengths, what are my weaknesses. Was in the old CEB. This was specifically for the sensor CDT programme.

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    Research Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at University of Cambridge.

    Interview

    Applied for the role after a recommendation from educational supervisor in the department where I was conducting research. It was a short term assignment to further my research activities. I had an interview with two senior members of the department which was about an hour long after I had submitted my CV and covering letter

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    PhD Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at University of Cambridge.

    Interview

    1 hour long interview. With three professors. Asked engaging questions, more to get to know the candidate than to trick them. Come prepared to discuss your previous research experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you could not find the data you want for your project?   Answer Question

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    Tutorial Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at University of Cambridge (Cambridge, England (UK)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    I submitted my application via email to Corpus Christi and they responded about one week after the closing date, right before the holidays. From there, we scheduled an "IT skills test" for after the holidays, on a Tuesday, It was just a mail merge saved as a PDF on a flash drive, then composing an email. Then, they narrowed it down to the final four for a forty-minute panel interview. Everyone on the panel was very friendly and professional, and their questions became more and more in-depth as the interview went on. It went from "tell us about your relevant experience" to "here's a difficult scenario, how do you deal with it?" Overall, a very pleasant experience despite a disappointing outcome.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an instance when you had a time-sensitive project you had to complete yourself.   Answer Question

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    Student Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Two interviews followed by an exam. The interviews were technical focus and the exam was strongly related to the course, questions somewhat like university examination questions, keeping their technical focus

    Interview Questions

    • Balancing items using a scale   1 Answer

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