A lot of the questions that are asked during an interview for a postdoc position are easily predicted ones. "It is highly worthwhile spending some time before an interview preparing some sample questions and answers. Doing this combined with some investigation into the research group and PI can really give you the edge in securing the position," writes Ellen Moran at Bitesize Bio. Some places, she adds, may even send questions ahead of time to prospective postdocs.

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