Lab Chemist Interview Preparation Guide
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Lab Chemists based Frequently Asked Questions by expert members with experience as Lab Chemist. These questions and answers will help you strengthen your technical skills, prepare for the new job test and quickly revise the concepts

83 Lab Chemist Questions and Answers:

1 :: What are your weaknesses as Lab Chemist?

This is a common general interview question for any job applicant, not just medical assistants. The trick is to cite negative traits that can be presented in a positive light, such as being a perfectionist. You could say you don’t like to have outstanding tasks, so you tend to complete work ahead of schedule.

2 :: Tell us what is your work environment like?

☛ in a company laboratory

☛ must always be sanitary

☛ sometimes if there were a problem, had to go to manufacturing department

☛ go to warehouse to sample the raw material

☛ get finished products from the production/manufacture line

3 :: Tell me your passion for the work we do at this laboratory?

I've always been fascinated by energy systems. From what I've researched, you guys mainly do lighting optimization, which is really neat. It's really interesting to me how much lighting can affect a space and what goes on in it. My favorite part, though, is probably the energy efficiency aspect of it all. That's something I've always wanted to do - make things better, more efficient.

4 :: Tell us what's your ideal company to work for?

My ideal company is the one which i have come for now. My location is the one where i find good environment to proceed with the work.

5 :: Tell me do you have experience working in teams?

In smaller institutions, like clinics, technicians usually work alone. In research establishments and universities technicians often work in teams. This primarily requires the ability to ensure that you properly understand the research subject and its purpose, divide responsibilities, and coordinate results.

6 :: Do you know what is Aliquot?

An aliquot is the known amount of homogeneous material, used to minimize the sampling error. It is usually used when fractional part is an exact divisor of the whole.

7 :: Tell me what is laboratory centrifuges?

Laboratory Centrifuge is primarily used for testing liquids and substances for clinical trial samples. This device uses the centrifugal force to separate the liquids from the main sample or mixture.

8 :: Explain what is your knowledge of standard laboratory SOPs?

I am quite familiar with standard operating procedures of laboratory work. In fact, I have written SOPs myself which have been quite helpful not only to me but other laboratory assistants in the facility as well.

9 :: What are your salary expectations as Lab Chemist?

This question is like a loaded gun, tricky and dangerous if you’re not sure what you are doing. It’s not uncommon for people to end up talking salary before really selling their skills, but knowledge is power as this is a negotiation after all. Again, this is an area where doing your research will be helpful as you will have an understanding of average salary.

One approach is asking the interviewer about the salary range, but to avoid the question entirely, you can respond that money isn’t a key factor and you’re goal is to advance in your career. However, if you have a minimum figure in mind and you believe you’re able to get it, you may find it worth trying.

10 :: Tell me what do you like least about being a medical assistant?

Never, ever use this question as an opportunity to complain. A better approach is to state that you wish your responsibilities were not as limited so you could provide more assistance to the doctor. Be prepared to provide an example that supports your answer.