Mentors at Your Benchside

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Postdoc Interview Preparation: Sample Questions and Answers

Updated about 1 month ago.

#24 — How can you best prepare for a postdoc interview? Here we cover 10 questions that are often encountered during the job-hunting process.

Preparing answers to these questions, alongside doing some background research about the research group and PI, can give you the edge in securing that postdoc.

You can recap these top 10 questions anytime by visiting the full article on popular postdoc interview questions. [1]

If you are looking for further interview advice, make sure you check out our top 10 interview tips, consider how you might concisely describe your research so far, and get advice on what to wear for the interview.

1. Postdoc Interview Preparation: Sample Questions and Answers. Available at:
2. 10 Great Tips To Make A Good Impression At Your Interview. Available at:
3. Can You Describe Your Research in 30 Seconds? 60? Available at:
4. GOT AN INTERVIEW! What to wear? What to wear? Available at: