20080715

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I've had a lot of people ask me about a possible graduation date and my plans for a career. I promised I'd post something...

Well, I still don't have an exact graduation date nailed down, but I have received and accepted a job offer. I am pretty sure things will work out with Athena Diagnostics, and have given them a start date of August... scratch that--this just in: I will be starting September second. I will be developing tests for neurological diseases as a scientist in their research and development department.

Consequently, I have found that I need to finish things here at Clark rather quickly. I just now finished a little pow-wow with my advisor, Dr. Thurlow, and we have gone over my formal proposal and what I need to get done in the lab to generate enough material for my dissertation. (Perhaps more importantly, we have come up with a variety of ways to progress beyond the current step that I have been working on for easily two months now.) I hope to have all my research and a great deal of writing done by the end of the summer break, and deliver a presentation subsequent to the beginning of the new term. Assuming that all my committee members pass off on my research, I should be able to defend my dissertation within the year and graduate next May.

4 comments:

Kathryn said...

Next May huh. Isn't it great to see the end in sight?! Colt will hopefully be done May 2010. It seems far away, but at least we have a plan.

angie said...

WHERE will you be a scientist?

Jeremiah R. Jones said...

Athena Diagnostics is located in Worcester, MA, just across the street from UMass Medical School.

Jenn said...

So, not coming back to California?? I thought of you last Sunday while a newly returned Elder bore his testimony in Russian-- no idea what he said!