Life of a postdoc can be tough. Hard work is frequently repaid by disappointing results, rejected papers and ditto grant applications. Job perspectives are grim. One would almost think: what a dog’s life! But of course it isn’t. Then they would have called it a postdog.
Still, every doc needs to find their own strategies to prevent them from rolling over.
At the end of last year, there was a downpour of disappointments in my mailbox. The final drop: a grant application that was rejected after very positive reviews. In the final round. After a year. I tried all kinds of things