Saturday, January 07, 2006

It's pretty frustrating knowing that I won't have a job in a week. I probably won't have a job until sometime in February if I get offered one at all. I have applied for 17 jobs at the University and have had interviews for 3 of them, but have yet to hear anything from any of them. Granted one interview was only Thursday so I won't hear until mid February at the earliest, but the others were during finals week. My current PI offered to be a reference for me, and after talking to one of my prospective employers he said she was very interested in hiring me. I was all excited after he told me about their conversation. That was about 3 weeks ago now. I hope to hear from her next week at the latest.

I would also love to work for the department I interviewed with on Thursday. It sounded like an interesting project that could use my expertise in genetics and computers and I already know one of their RAs. She is Kristens aunt Barb! The rest of the people were extremely nice as well. The position is only guaranteed for a year since they don't have the funding for the next year yet, but I am fine with that since I may go back to school anyway.

I hate having everything so up in the air and out of my control. Not only will I not have a job, but I have to present an article at lab meeting next week. I think they are trying to punish me before I leave. I hate public speaking.


Amanda said...

I was just listening to a radio program with this guy who was in charge of the effort to identify the victims of the 9/11 attacks. He's now in charge of a program at a Univ. in Pennsylvania, and he says a lot of student graduates don't even know how to do DNA tests. You're way ahead of them.

Do you have your heart set on staying in Iowa City? You might have better luck finding a job somewhere else, no matter how much I might miss you.

Lexsea said...

I say get out of Iowa while you can!!!

Chelsea said...

I can't say I can do many DNA tests, but I can get it out of blood and I have used DNA.

I want to stay in IC for at least a little while longer. Currntly I am planning on getting a part-time job to keep the money coming in until I find full-time job. I may keep the part-time job if I can work it out.

I would miss you too if I leave. I am sure I will at some point, but I have no idea when that will be. My current boss is convinced I am leaving in May for some reason, though I have told him that is not the case.