I am weeks away from submitting my PhD thesis (hep physics) and would like to carry on as a postdoc. However, I have made no applications so far because the job advertisements stipulate a 'statement of research interests'. This is a problem because I don't really have them. I don't mean that I am bored with physics, I mean that I am pretty easy going about it, I'll do whatever. I could be happy working on just about anything and I'll surely take the first job I'm lucky enough to be offered. The situation is that I didn't have any particular research interests when I applied for my PhD either. I was just offered the opportunity at the same place I was an undergraduate, after an email and a half-hour informal chat with my supervisor. I've been working as part of a small group involving people from a few other institutions to help design/optimise certain aspects of a proposed experiment. There were things that needed doing and I just got my head down and did it. I was just delegated some tasks, I haven't really directed my own research. I've done what was necessary and by all accounts produced some useful results but I don't feel like I've been an 'independent researcher' at all. The other thing is that I don't really know much about any other experiments apart from the one I've worked on. Is this an unusual situation for someone coming to the end of their PhD to find themselves in? I'm feeling quite hopeless and incompetent at this moment and appreciate any advice you have to offer.