I'm currently in a disjunctive regarding my professional life, and I would like a bit of an advice.
I'm finishing my PhD next March (is Japan, so is 99.9999% sure that I will finish), and I have 2 proposals.
One is to move away to US, with a very demanding professor in an experimental environment (I do mostly simulations), he seems well connected there with people in good Universities (MIT, Stanford, UPenn, etc). Yet, he himself is not very well known in my particular field, he is in his own application field though. The University is in California with what I guess is a standard PostDoc salary for a one year Post Doc program.
The other is to stay in my current University, with my professor in a more stable and long term proposal (4 years). The problem, is that my professor was never very engaged in my project, and I got mostly marginal help from him. He was always really helpful, and had good resources (conferences, equipment, etc).
I would like to know the opinion of more experienced people. I would really like a future in academia, so I'm open to any suggestion.