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A PhD is a very high level qualification but going from psychology to biomedical engineering is quite a big change. So anybody who wants to hire somebody to do biomedical engineering would need some pretty strong arguments why they should hire you as a psychology phd. This applies to the professor looking for a postdoc the same way as in industry. In ...


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In real-world quantitative problems, although people are good at what they do, they don't think like a major in math or physics. They only see what is physically present, and don't know how to think in abstract but quantitative ways a mathematician or a physics major does. So all fields are wide open for you. In my opinion, in the beginning, it can be quite ...


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"Closer to physics" is still an extremely wide category. Physics grads work in aviation, automotive, petrochemical, nuclear (that's me), electronics, computers, etc. etc. First, always make sure you are completing the requirements for your degree. I would suggest that you pick your undergrad courses for things that you find engaging so that you have a ...


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Let me make a few suggestions that may add up to an answer or not. But, I hope they are worth considering. First, and I think most important, is that you don't try to lay out the trajectory of your work life to firmly too early. You are probably young enough that your future will be long. Setting things firmly in place now might deny you opportunities ...


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What sort of jobs are physics majors usually offered? Jobs that require smart people! Physics is hard, employers understand physics graduates must be smart (without necessarily knowing why), and hire such graduates for a range positions that require smart people. And what courses should I take for them? The specific courses don't matter so much, ...


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You're asking in the wrong forum. I'm not saying this is more suited to another Stack Exchange, but rather that you shouldn't be asking someone else for help with this question in the first place because you are the person best-positioned to answer it. Go to your local jobs portal and search for "degree physics". You'll get more relevant results than anyone ...


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To build an international career in academia, you need to show mastery of your field. Your background makes good progress, but you've yet to publish in an internationally leading venue in English. This creates a risk for any potential employer. A further postdoctoral position overseas could help mitigate, if you can get one. Regardless, you need to showcase ...


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No, I could not in good conscious advise you to start from scratch just because your publications are not in English, especially given that you clearly have mastery of the English language. What you need to happen is to be judged for the work that you've done. Here are two options: 1) Create a detailed summary of each of your papers, in English, to go ...


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My guess is that you could move without a lot of turmoil. As you describe your background it seems pretty solid. But you could try an intermediate approach first. I'm assuming you are still active. I suggest that future papers be in English (or some European language) and submitted to journals there. I also suggest that you make sure to reference your ...


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The sad reality is that even for limited-term appointments there are several 10s of candidates with PhDs willing to apply. PhD holders are now starting to apply for sessional positions, somehow cobbling together these appointments to eke out a living. Finally, a position might be advertised as teaching-only, but the possibility of continuing or ...


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How many is required and how competitive the job market is varies by time and by place. You are competing for many of the positions with people that hold doctorates. So, start with your current list but expand it as necessary. And don't apply to just institutions within a narrow range of perceived quality if you really need a job. I'd also recommend that ...


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This question is too broad to answer. Many PIs will not hire a postdoc without strong letters of reference. On the other hand some PIs will not care. Although I suspect in this case you would have to be an obviously very strong researcher. (Even though personally I find it hard to believe that references wouldn't be asked for. Even if you're a star ...


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Many universities have mandatory requirements for letters of recommendation (LoR) for a postdoc position, and that's the main reason they ask you to submit LoR. There were some PI who interviewed me told me this and also told me that they wouldn't even care what my referees would write about me. They were willing to hire me immediately after they have three ...


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There is no harm in informing the hiring committee that your significant other is applying. Even better if you can do so informally (and it is better coming from you than from your partner). Most academics can relate to the plights of the 2-body problem, and resolving it for its employees benefits the department (e.g. it increases the chances of retaining ...


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No matter what you do, or how carefully you apply, a better job can always come up later. The decision you have to make is not "is this my perfect job?", because unless there's a specific single position that you have your eye on, there's no such thing; it's "is this position good enough that I'd take it if offered?". If it is, then do the interview, and ...


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In 2018 I worked there as an unpaid intern at the Tokyo University. I had the "cultural activity visa".


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Almost everywhere the proper response to such a question would be "no comment." It is improper for a potential employer to comment on an applicant to anyone not part of the hiring process. So, I strongly recommend that you don't ask. It will probably be an embarrassment and might be seen as interference. Giving a recommendation, however, is a slightly ...


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Comparing salaries across the Atlantic is really difficult, because there is so much difference in what they have to cover. It's worth using a cost-of-living index from the web to compare your old and new cities, but then you need to allow for differences in Healthcare costs, education costs if you have kids, the greater level of municipal services provided ...


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In my view it is completely misleading to compare salaries at all as you are ignoring the cost of living and other differences. You seem to be equating a UK salary with seniority based on a strict conversion to USD and seeing where that fits in the salary scale. This position is definitely a promotion. The best way that I know of to compare salaries is to ...


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To add a bit more to the other fine answer: There is a set and published salary range for Senior Lecturer/Reader at each UK University, and they are all close to the same. At my (and other) UK Unis this is grade 9. If you search for the University in question's salary scales, you can see the grade 9 range and that is what you have to work with. They cannot ...


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Yes, UK salaries are currently significantly lower than US salaries at most ranks, and don't have much room for negotiation outside of a standard range. The only exception to this is "professor" in the UK (which is often closer to distinguished professor in the US) where there's more latitude for higher salaries. One major reason for the salary gap is that ...


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