I am applying for a post-doc position with a PI whose research I have cited in my publication and I have actually found very useful for my knowledge. I want to bring this up in an interview to highlight that our research interests overlap very well. But I do not want to sound too flattering. How should I bring this up in the interview?
If you talk about your research and you used the interviewer's work or found it helpful, you can say so as an aside without sounding too flattering. A statement like "I actually learned this concept from you." is factual and not overblown. Similar for "I used your technique from ISCA 1990". Good luck with your interview.