After been unsuccessful in my previous endeavour to secure a PhD position I wrote to another professor at a different institute in Germany. She wrote back to me after a couple of days saying she was on leave at that moment. She also wrote that she’d be hiring in a specific area of research and should I be interested in working in that area she would be happy to follow up with me once she’s back. I wrote back to her confirming my interest. But then got an auto reply that she’d be on leave till 28 Aug. Be as that may on 11 of Sept I wrote to her again reaffirming my interest and this time I got an auto reply again that she’d be on extended leave till 12th September.
I hoped that since I wrote on the 11th and she was coming back by 12th I might hear back from her in the following days. But till now it has been dead silence. Should I write to her again, although that may seem I am bothering her. Or is she no longer interested in following up anymore ? She had stated in her initial email that she wants to hire for this fall.