Job Opportunities

A career opportunity has presented itself that would allow me to leverage many of my skills and talents developed and nurtured over the years as a scientist to do something that sounds really fun and awesome. But it would likely be extremely difficult–yet perhaps not impossible–to pursue this opportunity without permanently leaving–or at least taking a leave of absence–from my tenured faculty position.

I have been a PI in academic science for a pretty long time. I know what I’m doing, I’m good at it, and there aren’t really any surprises in store (other than the scientific ones, of course). This potential position would a complete departure into uncharted territory. I am both anxious and excited about the possibility.


  1. loquaxe says

    Congratulations for the opportunity. Pretty sure your decision will lead you to succeed, as it appears to be the norm in your career.

  2. Namnezia says

    I’ve known folks who leave academia for a while and then come back, which I’m sure you’d be able to do if the other thing was a disaster. I hope the new venture involves building a large, underground, secret laboratory to breed colonies of highly intelligent, genetically modified ants that can take over the world.

  3. says

    Sounds exciting, and a big decision. I had a similar opportunity a few years back, and didn’t take it. But the process of considering it helped refocus my priorities in my current job, and I do hope to be able to return to similar possibilities at some point in the future. Looking forward to hearing updates.

  4. superfragilistika says

    Today I tried a new type of job to see if I liked it and I definitely go for science. I am physically exhausted and ready to go sleep.

  5. DrugMonkey says

    I can’t believe you are blogging about this shit dude….but best of luck. Don’t forget the little people!

  6. says

    Can you (professionally and financially afford to) take a year-long sabbatical to go for it? If it’s that cool, seems like you should explore the opportunity!

    Hoping for the best!

  7. canadian says

    As I woke up few minutes ago and open my computer I found something on my desktop that made me thrill for 5 seconds. Should I interpret it as a real job opportunity? Or just regular spam?

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