I have only 2 publications from my PhD, and I am applying for a post-doc position.
My fields are: Theoretical physical chemistry; condensed matter physics; computational chemistry; cluster science.
I am already a postdoc and I am finishing 2 publications, and my collaborators are going to write other 2. The problems are: I have no idea when those 2 papers, that I am going to be co-author, will be published; the only proof I have publications is those 2 from my PhD, which are not really connected with the position I am applying for.
How to justify the lack of publications in my application form? I always had this feeling that putting "manuscript in preparation" in my publication list sounds weird, even if it is true.