Had a meeting yesterday with a really awesome neuro-scienctist whom is very pro-women in science, believes in mentoring, has high scientific standards, makes sure her students are prepared. She sounded great.
Then I talked to her students.
They love her, they think she is great but she can be unreasonable, makes a judgements about a student and can not have it changed (for no reason they can be negative judgements), oh yeah and talk to students about other students.
Doesn't shuffle projects on you, but will ask for crazy "Big Idea" experiments. 1 student had no problem getting their thesis, 2 did. 3rd I am meeting tomorrow.
You have a clear question and you work on it.
The people in the lab get along with each other, actually talk to each other. They have lunch together unlike current lab.
She admitted to having a lot on her plate, went through personal stuff and the lab was really negative last year.
Students said the same thing. If I interviewed last year they would've said run for the hills. Now they say you'll get scientific training from people in the lab not necessarily PI, but PI will make sure you're productive and that you do good science.
Oh and I am supposed to go for a follow-up visit tomorrow, however I have no car because its in the shop since yesterday AND monkey is sick with some random enterovirus that gives him mouth sores. I did not sleep last. At all. He is finally sleeping now but I am lying next to him on my bed. Mr. SM has yet another IMPORTANT presentation. Damn him for having a high level job that pays well. GRRR!
I think MIL is coming over so I can go to my meeting with lab that is like current lab except people are nicer and PI is no longer dealing with personal issues.
Oh and no other PI has responded to my emails. Don't I feel great.
5 days ago