I am a math postdoc in Europe, and have been a postdoc for the last 6 years. Unfortunetly, I was still not able to obtain a tenure track position (I was very close to get one, but because of bad luck will have to try again next year).
My current postdoc position ends in a few months. Because I thought that I will get a tenure-track position this year, I did not bother to search for a new post doc position until very late in the year. As a result, in a few months I will not have a postdoc position.
My Phd advisor came to the rescue - He can fund me as a postdoc at the University I did my phd in.
I would like to ask if people will look bad on someone that goes do a postdoc with his advisor in future job searches?
I should mention that I did not work with my advisor at all after my Phd, and am very independent in my research. Still, I am worried about this, and wonder what people think about such a situation.