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How to prepare for the questions you get at a research interview

Without context of the position level (e.g., post doc, research support staff, faculty, etc.) my suggestions will be vague. How do you usually prepare for questions? Do research on the position, ...
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How to prepare for the questions you get at a research interview

There is no generic answer. Depends on the area, the place, etc. The main thing is to understand what do they want from you. Strong research? Team work? Leadership? Something else? Then search for, ...
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I had a postdoc interview (UK based) last Monday and haven't heard back. Should I contact HR?

Its normal they take a bit longer. Possibly you are the second option and they are waiting for the first to confirm/reject the position, for example. I'd say wait 3~5 days more than what they told you,...
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Being an academician where you live comfortably or where there are more collaboration opportunities

It is definitely easier to start working in a place where you have friends already. I would try and visit both places for a few weeks to see how you feel in each place. Often a short visit, and, I ...
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Being an academician where you live comfortably or where there are more collaboration opportunities

You have friends in North Dakota and New York. Ask your friends at two places about pros and cons of living there. Compare all pros and cons. Then compare them with your personal views. I think we ...
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How does speaking multiple languages fluently help you when trying to find an academic job in the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe?

I studied in Germany and Sweden. My impression is that in Europe, it is often not required to speak the national/official language but listed "as an asset". It helps with students but also ...
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How does speaking multiple languages fluently help you when trying to find an academic job in the USA, Canada, the UK and Europe?

While language ability is unlikely to be the major consideration for most jobs in a non language-department environment, it can be a positive factor in some cases. It can matter at the margin if it ...
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Applying to academic positions in UK without teaching experience

Most UK permanent lectureships will require teaching. An option you could consider is applying for an independent research fellowship. These can be very prestigious (and competitive) and are hosted at ...
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Applying to academic positions in UK without teaching experience

Answers to this are going to be very field dependent. In my field (Molecular Biology/Computational Biology), very few people have much in the way of teaching experience when they are appointed to ...
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When is a reference asked to submit a recommendation letter during postdoc hiring?

You should check the job announcement, presumably at jobbnorge.no, and see what kinds of documents it lists over there. If they do not ask for letters of recommendation at that stage, then they do not;...
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Why forbid previous employers as references?

This is likely to be a case of 'not really saying what they meant to say'. We cannot get inside the head of whoever designed the application form, and perhaps there is context that is missing here. ...
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Why forbid previous employers as references?

An Employer as a Reference Would Be Unhelpfully Duplicative By a properly formatted CV, the search committee already has access to that employer, in case the committee would want the employer's ...
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