Ask for 1 year self-funded post-doc postion and willing to pay for the training cost?
(I probably need to get a personal loan to pay for it. )
I haven't officially apply for job yet because my current mentor told me that I need to complete 95% of the PhD thesis before applying for job.
In the past few months, I am just asking around to see whether PI will take me as a self-funded post-doc.
In other words, bypassing my current mentor.
But I haven't been successful in securing a self-funded post-doc position for 1 year.
I can only get a 3 months volunteer technician.
mdfenko had mentioned the reason why PI may not want a self-funded post-doc for 1 year... that is why I am thinking of doing self-funded post-doc for 3 year.
although you would think that any pi would take a self-funded postdoc you have to realize that there are other expenses than salary. supplies are required, with a certain amount of expected waste, when training someone. the pis may think that one year is not worth the investment and they can't afford to extend your stay.