I was wondering if I could get some advice about how to go about continuing my PhD project as a Postdoc. I'm actually from the UK not the US but I think that your answers and advice will still be applicable and really helpful.
So here's a bit of background about myself: I really enjoyed my Plant Science PhD, and even though I came out of it with more questions than when I went in, I managed to get two papers published in two very respectable journals (both of which are still cited today). At the time I wanted to get experience working in other fields, so after my PhD I found a Postdoc in a different research area of Plant Sciences; however, I didn't really enjoy this research area and due to unforeseen circumstances that were out of my control, I came out of it with only one paper, which I am still trying to finish. At the moment I'm employed in Science Services so for the first time in years, I am in a position where I can be choosy about my next job.
What I would like to do is apply for funding to continue my PhD project because I would like to get back into this area of research; I think with the new technologies that are available I could make a lot of interesting discoveries. My PhD supervisor has since retired and has given me his blessing to approach other researchers, and I assume I have to do this before I apply for funding. Is this correct?
I have no idea how to go about this and if it is even feasible, so any advice you can give me would be great.
Many thanks, Kate