I'm doing my PhD in physics (experimental physics/materials science with a lot of programming) with more than one year to go. I'm not 100% sure if I want to stay in academia, but if so I would like to do multidisciplinary research, working mainly on the computational part. I changed research field multiple times and I'm not too scared to do that again.

When do you think I should start to look for a postdoc?

  • Would you clarify what you mean by "more than one year to go"? How close is your thesis to be finished? Does your university have a rule saying you must stay there for a certain period of time?
    – Nobody
    Oct 17, 2014 at 9:06
  • @scaaahu yes my university is pretty strict regarding the PhD deadline. Most students finish within 3 years and a few months.
    – albus_c
    Oct 17, 2014 at 9:18
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    The other question asks when you should start applying. You should start looking about three years ago.
    – JeffE
    Oct 17, 2014 at 11:21


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