Some time ago I wrote this rather swoony post about career fluidity, and about returning to the scientific workforce in some capacity.
Well, I know at least some of you are interested in how that is going. . . So here goes. The one postdoc interview I had lined up was canceled when the position was eliminated due to lack of funds. And I have the feeling that the Science Writer position is headed the same way. After weeks of being put off as to an exact interview date, I finally got this e-mail from an admistrator (a few sentences have been removed to help maintain anonymity):
"I apologize for the delay; however, we have been instructed to hold off on pursuing the applicants for this position. . . I do not know when we will be able to schedule these as this is outside of my control."
Doesn't sound good.