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Second post-doc

PostPosted: Fri Oct 08, 2004 9:33 am
by HS
I am currently about to finish my first post-doc in genetics and microbiology, which I have been doing for past 4.5 yrs. Previously I have a couple of middle author papers and will have soon at least 2 first author papers. However, I am not sure the kind of research I am doing has direct appeal in an industrial setting.

My visa stamp on passport has expired and extended visa will expire in 6 months. So I will have to go to my home country to get an new visa stamp. I also would like move to UK/EU where I would like to settle. With this in mind I think, right now, it would be easier for me to get a post-doc than a more permanent position in UK. I plan to do an post-doc in an area of research which has more clinical relevance than the current research.

I would like to your comments on this career move. I would also like to get your comments on a career path in industry after doing a second post-doc (total post-doc 6-7 yrs). Also would it possible for you advisors to directly communicate with me?

Thanks
HS

Second post-doc

PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2004 2:13 pm
by Dave Jensen
HS,

The advisors and I are only available through the AAAS forum. To take direct email would be a killer for our "day jobs."

Your plan sounds fine, as long as Euro employers are more forgiving of many years of postdoc than are US employers. Frankly, sounds like a lot of postdoc to me, and I'd urge you to go for a shorter length postdoc position or a post in industry if you can.

Dave Jensen, Moderator
CareerTrax Inc.