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How to exchange email with potential professors

I sent an informal query to a professor in UK and she replied me with her strong interest in my research works and considering me as a potential postdoc. She mentioned that she wants to apply for ...
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Calling a professor regarding an advertised postdoc position

I have sent an email to a professor regarding a postdoc position that I saw advertised in the careers web page of her university. The email was very polite and extensively detailed. However, it has ...
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Express interest to join mentor's group with whom a fellowship application got rejected

I applied for a prestigious US national laboratory post-doctoral fellowship with a potential mentor. Unfortunately, I got rejected. However, I am very much interested in working in this mentor's group....
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How to write a proper subject line for a follow up email

I emailed a professor about a postdoc position three weeks ago. He replied me on Friday that week and showed his interest. I answered his question about partial funding in the new email but have not ...
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Applying for (externally-funded) postdoc position: how to follow-up after 1st email?

I would like to get a postdoc fellowship grant that is addressed to a specific department (in a particular top-tier university). Now I just need to get a professor there to accept to host me. While ...
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What can I do when my e-mails to professors go unanswered? [duplicate]

I have accepted as postdoc researcher in a Swedish university. Three professors in the university are correspondent for this position. I have to travel to Sweden within 2 weeks and start my new job. ...
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Is it polite to send an email to check if a proposal has been submitted?

A few months ago I prepared the proposal for a national postdoctoral fellowship, and I would like to check if it has been successfully submitted (the guest institution had a deadline we -my possible ...
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How to write a reminder mail to a Professor asking about the application?

I have applied to a advertised post for a Postdoctoral position in U.S.A. It's been a month and a half since I have sent the application documents via e-mail to the professor. I haven't received any ...
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Drafting Postdoc Inquiry Follow-up

About 3 months ago I emailed a professor asking if there were any postdoc positions open in his lab. The professor emailed back relatively quickly and thanked me for being interested in his lab, but ...
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Applying for post-docs in mathematics: is it common to email faculty? [closed]

I am about to finish my PhD program. At this point I am trying to do a post-doc. Is it common to email faculty members in order to see if they take post-doc students?If so what should be included in ...
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Can I use my university email address for job applications? [closed]

I just started a postdoc position in England, but I have a personal problem with the place. I want to apply for another postdoc position in other cities. Am I officially allowed to use the university ...
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How to politely follow up after contacting potential postdoc advisor?

After sending an unsolicited email to a potential postdoc advisor, and receiving no response for a while, what is a very polite way to follow up? Based on past experience lack of immediate response ...
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Are informal inquiries about postdoctoral positions liable to be perceived negatively?

I will graduate in 6-8 months with a PhD in physics and am looking to contact potential postdoc advisers. I will be applying to positions without an advertisement or prior contact with the potential ...
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What does it mean if a professor does not answer your email in time?

I recently joined a research group as a postdoc. I wrote the professor an email to ask quick but important questions including asking him when when he wanted me to start. It's been over a week and I ...
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Applying for post-doc, how to mention mutual acquaintances?

I am applying for post-docs, and there is a professor I would very much like to work with. I would like to e-mail him and see if he has any open positions in his lab. I have never met the professor ...