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When should I worry if a potential postdoc PI doesn't respond?

It's normal for any human not to respond immediately when something more important to them is going on. Non-comprehensive list of things that might be more important to a PI than responding to a ...
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How to proceed if your post-doc advisor gives you terrible project ideas?

In a comment you state: It's the dynamic issue. At some points, I was proposing ideas, and he started attacking them. After a few months, I stopped giving ideas and "only" implemented his ...
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How to proceed if your post-doc advisor gives you terrible project ideas?

Is your advisor forcing you to work on their ideas? Or are they graciously offering you their ideas since you couldn't come up with any on your own? In the former case, then you probably do want to ...
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Disadvantage of having only accepted papers but no published papers while applying for a postdoc position

It is not a big deal, but I have been in situations, where applicants for tenure-track positions listed a lot of work-in progress, forthcoming articles or articles "in the second round" and ...
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'Virtual' postdoc (in math)

Since this question has been bumped: with all the changes in society due to the COVID-19 pandemic, virtual/"long distance" postdocs are indeed more common. At least I personally know of a ...
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Can sharing code on GitHub enhance career opportunities post-PhD?

The short answer is yes: sharing your code benefits the community and enhances your CV for both academia and industry. However, Git is a version control tool that allows you to develop code and ...
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Best Practices for Contacting a Potential Postdoc Supervisor When Planning to Accompany Spouse Abroad

If you are seeking a job, then you should be contacting the faculty and asking yourself. In terms of how common such arrangements are, not exceedingly, and I can tell you from my perspective why I ...
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MSCA/UKRI Fellowship - Personal tax owed for research expenses

You will (I think - I'm not a tax professional!) need to pay tax on the total sum you receive, but then you can deduct eligible expenditures on your tax return, and get the tax refunded. See https://...
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How to proceed if your post-doc advisor gives you terrible project ideas?

I understand it can be difficult but, for your career, the ideal path could be to keep things cool and publish with this PI one or two papers, and then move on to the next (postdoc) position.
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What next after a Marie Curie postdoctoral fellowship?

In general you ought to be very proactive in order to find the job in science these days. I don't know specifically about humanities but it's true in general so you either have to be very proactive in ...
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How to proceed if your post-doc advisor gives you terrible project ideas?

Considering that you are smarter than a young PI at a top research center is rather bold. I know it can be tempting but usually it is wrong. I don't agree with some other answers claiming you're not ...
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Best Practices for Contacting a Potential Postdoc Supervisor When Planning to Accompany Spouse Abroad

I might need to transition to remote work after the initial 6 months I think you should abandon any idea of this part of your plan. It is very complex from a tax and administrative perspective to ...
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What should I do after post-doc advisor pulls out?

If you were a postdoc, you would be able to leave at any point. If you had an offer that was better for you, most people on this website would certainly steer you towards doing what is best for you, ...
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