- A little added info-- I was planning on starting to apply this coming fall/January to start in summer of 2012.
- Applying to/shooting for a mid-tier research institute (ok, so MIT and Harvard are not in my cards, but I don't want to end up at small tiny university in Podunk, USA if I don't have to- big boss man agrees that I can hack a second tier research institute and is fully supportive of this career move. God knows he has seen enough of us coming through to know if you have the shit needed to be successful or not).
- As of September 2012, I will am 5 years our from my defense, so no longer eligible for the K99
- I currently and in the second year (started year two in Dec 2010) of a three year F32 (YAY!)
- I have 4 first author papers out, two that I am writing now and three more that need to be written up in the next six months (minor experiments need to be finished)-I am also middle author on three papers right now from our collaborator's. That number may increase
- I don't do "Glamor Mag" science--I mean the science, technical merit, caliber of the actual work is worthy of Glamor Mag status but the topic- not so much. I am a basic science research sort of person. While what I do is important and there is a HUGE interest in it, it is not generally thought of as Scieney paper stuff-which is common in my subset of the broad sweeping category of Chemical Biology. I am OK with that, though.
- Sometimes, when you look at my CV, I look like the jack of all trades (and I feel like the mistress of none sometimes)--I switched fields (big switch) coming into my post-doc, but I can apply some of the techniques I used in grad school which is useful
- Recommendations will be great. And right now, I am working for one of the biggest names in the field at a highly ranked research university-so I have that going for me.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
To K99 or to not K99....
So, here is the question, write and submit the damn thing or focus on getting out papers etc. in the next 6 months.