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Zil Deamaych
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You may say I'm a dreamer...
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Scientist status through a back door
Hello internet. Long time no post. I have a career update, and this is where I've been logging the progress, so here goes. Almost two years ago, I took an okay job that was below my skill level, but a good area of work. Through that time, I have managed to ...
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Career progress update
I talked a lot here about the various directions I've chosen to take in my career, and finally setting a year ago on a job that was so-so, in my general field but not directly, with low status, but at least I get to do basically what I do. I figured it's ti...
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Relationship blues & alcoholism
This blog has been all about job talk, so I feel odd changing the channel. But here it is. I've been in a relationship for over a year now. It's a good one. It helps confirm that leaving two-bit-town academia was the right thing to do. I'm better with him t...
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Settling into another new job
So, I took the second-best job that was offered, relinquishing my interview for the full scientist job. It was tough, but I had to take what was offered rather than take my chances and end up unemployed even longer. How's it going? Okay. It's more administr...
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A job offer!
I just got a tentative offer (awaiting references) for a research coordinator position at a hospital I really want to work at. It's probably more administrative than what I want, but it's something, and it's in the right field. Very exciting! But there's a ...
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Job search: The continuing saga
So, I was offered a single course to teach locally. These things are pretty hard to get, but I turned it down. I don't know if this was the right decision, but a one-day commitment could prevent me from getting a full time job. I've interviewed for a job I ...
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Perplexed in the Job Search
This job search has got me confused. I'm looking for a full-time job in a subject matter reasonably associated with my background, with reasonable work conditions, and with a reasonable salary. Seems, well, reasonable , no? I am * this * close to a formal o...
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Scientific integrity
Throughout our time in academia, isn't scientific integrity one of the key things we learn? Behind the facts and the theories and the procedures, isn't scientific integrity one of the major underlying lessons? I just lost a job as a researcher in industry b...
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And yet another new job
Here we go again! That job I had been idealizing for a year? Turned out it was not all that. It was very junior, menial, boring. I've gotta say, it doesn't compare to the freedom of academia. Not that I needed the full freedom, but going back to not being a...
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A(nother) New Job - The Job
So, I got the job. Or a version of it. I didn't get the continuing position that was posted, but I got a contract position. I was rated number 2?  Okay, not ideal, but I'm taking it. Tomorrow I give notice at my current job, where I've been working for less...
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