I recently finished my PhD. I am going to have a Zoom interview for a postdoc position (in life sciences). My postdoc goal is to get a better experience in Research and become independent in R&D -project management. Mostly, after postdoctoral training, I would move to the industry.
I love this lab research project, mostly similar to my PhD project. So I will easily get adapt to the methods and I am happy to learn new techniques. However I want to know their lab culture, importantly how supportive this PI for career development.
During Ph.D. I had to be in a toxic environment, I felt almost trapped, where no support was given, mentally abused. So, I don’t want my next move going to be in the same environment.
What kind of polite, professional questions I can ask this Professor during the interview?
My main concern is how much he supportive of career development and giving opportunities?
Also, what are other questions I should be ready to answer and ask him during the interview?