Thursday, February 28, 2008
I didn't think getting a postdoc would be so hard. I found out today that I was turned down for another position (this one was in Paris). I've been applying for any postdoc that I would be even remotely qualified for and interested in and none have come through so far. I think I have pretty good qualifications, but apparently there are people with a lot more experience and talent out there than I have. I wonder what an astronomy PhD does if he can't get one of the few postdocs offered. Do they just go into teaching and give up on the research? It seems like once you move away from the research, it would be really hard to get back into it. What a bummer.