My current postdoc position will end in few months, so I started to apply for another postDoc position abroad. Shortly, if I would get the second position, there might be about two months overlap between them.
What is your advise on how to deal with it? What I am considering:
- End the first job two months earlier, and start the new one.
- Keep both positions during those two months: start the full-time the second one and continue the first one on weekends, until it "dies" naturally.
I think the most honest would be the first option (opt#1). However, as my manuscripts were submitted for publication, I will work on them no matter where I end up (likely the second position). The finalization of those manuscripts is my main responsibility, and I cannot be sure about the each review processing time and schedule.
In this case, I would get at least paid for my publication finalizing (opt#2), which would not happen if I will officially quit my first postdoc earlier (opt#1). And I can use two affiliations during the time overlap.
Should I notify my future employer about my postdocs position overlap and my potential plan to keep two affiliations?
My expertise is in ecology, therefore I am transferring neither extra secret information nor some commercial patents between positions.