Yet another intriguing opportunity has walked into my life. As with many other things, I don’t know if it’ll even pan out, but it’s worth some consideration. A friend and colleague of mine asked me if I’d be interested in serving on an independent IRB board related to an organization that employs one of his friends. I said yes, and then got online to look up the organization to get more insight.
They are hiring. The job description is exactly a suit for my interests, background, and skill set. I really couldn’t believe it. I sent in the application materials, and then mentioned it to my colleague. A generous soul, he immediately put me in touch with his contact there.
I’ve yet to hear back, but if this works out, it really could be a dream job. The only catch I suppose is that it’s a non-academic job. However, I’ve always had a bleeding-heart, save-the-world tendency, and this job allows me to satisfy that side of me. It’s in a fantastic location, and I’d be doing interesting work that I know I’d be good at. A win-win situation, really.
One of my friends kindly noted that when I was rejected for the job last week that it meant that better things were on the horizon. I didn’t expect to see these possibilities so quickly, but they’re here. And I am grateful.