I have a rather convoluted employment situation. I am a Postdoc in U.K. but I signed a contract for a teaching intensive U.S. university with start date next January, at the end of my current post-doc. However, I have been recently informed that a fellowship my current PI applied for got funded and she wishes to nominate me as post-doc for this position as well. If I simply take the US job, I can forget about doing any research and job progression back into research. At the same time, this is a very well-paid permanent position which I am taking as a solid back-up plan if no better permanent job comes out. The funding my PI secured would generate a 1-year postdoc. On the other hand, it is a 100% research position.
A natural route to juggle the problem would be to ask for a part-time appointment in both positions and let the second post-doc naturally exhaust in two years. However, I am aware the institution offering the permanent position is not willing to offer a part-time.
Hence, I am now considering creating a personal company, and ask my PI to pay my research time through the company. I am aware many academics use private companies as a vehicle for easing funding routes, but I am unsure whether the above can be realized at all.
Any lead strongy appreciated!