Post-doc season June 17, 2016Posted by mareserinitatis in career, research.
Tags: engineering research, post-doc
It appears to be that time of year again. My mailbox has been filling with CVs from people who want me to give them a post-doc. Some of them are actually in electromagnetics, so it makes sense why they would contact me. (Some…but not most.)
This year, however, I was contemplating handling it a bit differently than previous years. Given I’m not currently employed, I can’t really offer them a post-doc. (I also couldn’t when I was employed, either, but humor me.) This year, therefore, I have contemplated writing them back to say I’m in the same boat they are and that they should let me know if they come across anything open.
I don’t imagine I’d hear back from them.
I also can’t imagine myself sending that particular email, either. But it is funny to contemplate their possible reaction.