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short postdocs - truth or dare

Megan megan at ucla.edu
Mon Sep 9 17:42:16 EST 1996


I just wanted to thank everyone who responded via this newsgroup or via
email regarding my post.  My friend is now making her decision and she was
impressed with the level of thought and insight that she saw in the
responses to this!!  I have told her what a great newsgroup this is!!
Anyway, thanks a lot to all who replied!!

Megan
>
>Hi all,
>
>I would like to ask a question on behalf of a friend of mine.  She is going
>to finish her PhD soon and is looking for Postdocs.  Her husband is now in
>another city, working on an MBA, which he will finish next June.  She is
>going to interview for a postdoc in the same city in which he now lives, and
>wants to go with him when he leaves, or ASAP after he leaves, but she does
>not yet know where that will be (he will know by December where he has a job
>lined up for after June).  She is wondering if it is wise to tell the PI
>with whom she is interviewing that it will likely be a relatively short
>postdoc (she guesses about a year) when she interviews, when she starts, or
>when she is looking for the next one. Basically she doesnt want her new boss
>to be disappointed or upset if she leaves in a year, but also doesnt want to
>hurt her chances of getting the position.  Any suggestions??
>
>Thanks!!
>
>Megan
>megan at ucla.edu
>
>
>




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