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Congrats! On top of what you already mentioned, my list contained: Is there an assistant who can help with settling down? Like, helping with housing, taxes, reading payslips. etc. Healthcare. How does it work? When will be available? And everything related. Are there any links to the international community of the university members? Don't over plan, ...


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Its depends what you mean by "okay". You can certainly ask, and you will not face any consequences beyond possibly some mild irratation on the part of the PI, but unlikely sufficient to damage anyone's chances of anything. However, you are probably also unlikely to gain anything. The most likely situations are: The position has been offered to ...


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I had got the offer and signed it two weeks ago. Probably, the delay was due to specific preparations and justifications related to papers and so on. Meanwhile, I hope this question will be helpful for other persons. Just be patient and accurate in your actions. Now, I must resolve the visa question at the time of US embassies are predominantly closed all ...


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she has to think about grants and funding as she will be taking a couple of postdocs. After waiting for one month, she requested to wait for a few more months for her to be certain. This professor seemingly has no money to hire you. You should look elsewhere, whilst maintaining contact. If she gets money, it seems you are amongst those she'll consider ...


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I doubt that you would have repeat interviews with the same person unless it is a group interview (group of professors). If they know of your interest in the various positions they will ask whatever questions need to be asked when they meet you. List the professors you want to work with and ignore the overlap. Let them work out the details. Of course, ...


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I doubt that you get rejected for sure, but it is possible. If I felt the interview was wildly inconsistent with the written record I'd either make my best judgement call or possibly suggest another interview. But the latter only if the written record is really outstanding. And as lighthouse keeper mentioned, your judgement may, itself be clouded at the ...


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It sounds like grounded theory: A study based on grounded theory is likely to begin with a question, or even just with the collection of qualitative data. As researchers review the data collected, ideas or concepts become apparent to the researchers. These ideas/concepts are said to "emerge" from the data. Data are collected so as to let concepts ...


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The University of Copenhagen documents that part of their recruitment process as follows: Assessment • The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritised assessment of the academic qualifications of applicants with respect to research, teaching and outreach and other requirements listed in the advertisement. • HR undertakes legality checks and sends ...


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Given that 10 minutes is very short, a quick mention about aspects for which you do have some ideas would be in order. But be prepared for questions about details if there is a follow up question period. You needn't spend much time on this. However, if you have special expertise and interest in some particular aspect, then spending a couple of minutes ...


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You might've been the subject of a stress interview. These interviews are supposed to put you on the defensive and see how you react under pressure. For example, the interviewer might ask "your CV looks inadequate, what makes you think you can do this job?" This question is obviously aggressive, but it's kind of the point: it shows how you react. ...


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Maybe you should try to see it from the other perspective. What would you do if you had to decide between two candidates and cannot decide based on the interview. If you are not involved in HR hiring standards, you could easily try to break the tie by scheduling a second round of interviews on the fly. Postdoc positions tend to be short for getting ...


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What do you think about the situation, is this a normal routine for postdoc interviews? No. It’s not normal in several ways. It’s not normal for a postdoc interview to have someone else schedule your interview for a specific time without consulting you first about whether the time works for you. It’s doubly not normal when you are informed of the interview ...


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It's not respectful to applicants for the interview process to be unclear or changed at the last minute. However, for various reasons, many of them completely innocent (busy people, miscommunications), this may happen. It's also not always transparent what an interviewer is looking for. If the interview has you attempt "Task A", it may not be ...


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Don't overthink this. Tell the truth! "Your group is the best!" (... and I want to be with the best)... Yes, if you can make some incidental remarks about how/why you know that their group is "the best"... and in what field, precisely... that would be good. Not just "gee whiz! Gosh!", but something a bit substantive. I'd think ...


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