I feel like I am at dead end of my career, need some guidance to restart it. Here is my status:
- Masters in Physics (2009)
- Industry position (2009-2013)
In the industry position, I learnt machine learning for applications in biology. After four years of work experience, my career reached a saturation level since I was always at back-end due to field mismatch, even though I was excelling in my work, so I decided to pursue PhD in my own field, Physics, to give a boost to my career (not a wise choice I know). I was doing fine in my PhD and then my supervisor left the university for a better opportunity and I had to take up another project delaying my PhD by at least 2 years. During PhD, I have taken one year maternity break as well, followed by juggling between PhD work and baby. Now, somehow I have submitted a mediocre level thesis last month.
- PhD in Physics (2013-present)
I am 34 years now, with no clarity on what I want to do in career and financially broke since my funding got over more than six months back. Neither I am good at machine learning, nor at my PhD work. I don't have any teaching experience as well to go to academia so I am not sure how will I perform there. Going for postdoc with a two year toddler and at this age also looks daunting. So I have no clue from where should I restart my career. My confidence is at all time low level.