USian would like a job in Ireland
March 11, 2013 5:33 PM Subscribe
I am in an amazing situation where I have a 9-month, paid sabbatical and am taking this incredible moment to change my life. My current job, though lucrative, is extremely toxic and I'm so thrilled to have the time and resources to make a change! Anyone with insight who would like to do so, please make suggestions on my journey, hopefully to Ireland.
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Background: I'm 40. Got my Ph.D. in neuroscience at 26; did a postdoc and an NIH fellowship. Got a job at a teaching almost-ivy, then a state flagship school. Ten + pubs. Didn't like academia and took a job at a start-up specialty pharma 8 years ago. I have done EVERYTHING in pharma, but liked BD the best. Hated Marketing.
I have spent a lot of time in Ireland and really love it. I know, I know; Americans are cliches about this but I've traveled extensively and never felt such a pull to leave the U.S. for a place. I'm not even of Irish descent so it isn't that old saw.
I would love to work in Ireland and move and experience a new country. I'm single with no ties here. I would like to make a change and do something non-profit or in a different industry, but I'm not sure what. I'd be willing to stay in life science/healthcare to leverage my experience for time being, though. I'd like something stable and thus don't want to take my chances and bartend or waitress at my age, however.
Have any of you made this leap? What resources are available? Do you know anyone I can contact? I am doing strong work here, including with an international recruiter, but MetaFilter seems to always trump any other resource.
I am anonymous because I don't want to jeopardize the terms of my sabbatical - I'm allowed to look for other jobs, but don't want it publicized.
Throwaway: nutsandavocados at gmail dot com.
Thanks to anyone who has insight.