Dear all, I've just finished my second real lab experience (after my bachelors thesis). I spent 3 weeks in ISOLDE working on the beamline that would collect the data for my master thesis. The experiment was a huge success. I enjoyed it a lot, but at some point I just felt like I was running after the leading postdoc asking for jobs to do. I tried showing initiative, but at some point that seemed to be impossible. This all has me wondering over actually trying to go for a PhD position. Therefore I was wondering if you guys had a similar experience and still went for a PhD.