I am currently a PhD student in the mid of my PhD. I have seen many of researchers in my field have published just one or two articles. My research more precisely is related to designing algorithms for problems related to polynomial factorization. This field requires two three years of background for research work or even more for some people. I am very much interested in this field, but worry about the future of my research. Here are some problem which I think may be problematic after my PhD:
Getting a post-doc seems quite challenging as my field is purely theoretical.
Suppose I join some institute as an Assistant professor then it will take longer for me to become Associate professor. Because the rate of publication is slow.
Funding also seems also quite problem
I am only motivated by theory and not that much interested in practical aspects.
Question : Is there any way to avoid above mentioned problems to some extent?
The above information I have collected by searching online and talking to few researcher who works in the field mentioned above.
One solution that comes directly to my mind is try to relate my research to some practical side but that does not seems to be solution in my case.