The job interview is Wed AM. It's a phone interview at a non-profit research institute that is not university affiliated. They are local (in the same city I work in now) so we would not have to move if I took this job.
I am excited about the interview but will be interviewing them just as hard as they'll be interviewing me. It's a research institute that is doing cool stuff that I think I could be happy doing temporarily, I'm just not sure I'd love it. But I'm trying to keep an open mind.
Working on my diss ms over the last couple of weeks makes me re-think this leaving academia stuff. I really love my research, but there aren't any research organizations that will let me do exactly what I want, exactly in the area I've been doing research. So leaving academia really does mean giving up some of the stuff I've done and have an interest in continuing.
But I'm jumping the gun, first I have to get offered a job (any job). I'm trying not to stress until I have to (but if you read through my blog you'll see I'm not all that good at that). I'm hoping that I'll hear from the "we got your materials late" job this week as they said they thought that they would be done with their first round of interviews by the end of May. I hope they contact me even if they hire someone else, it's just nice to know where you stand.
So there's my job update. I'm sure I'll have more to say about this later this week.