Hello, For some reason, I need to leave the U.S. and go back to my country for two years once I finish my PhD. I am doing experimental condensed matter. In my country (an unkown place) , there is absolutely no way to do research in this field. I can only work as a lecturer in a university. Now, suppose that everything else being equal (recommendations, publications, etc), will this 2 years gap affect my chances of getting a post doc (in the U.S or Canada) as compared to going directly after the PhD? Thanks in advance.