I want to have some career advice from you all, let me first start with my background... I graduated from a BME program, and finished a PhD in MRI last year. I am currently a Research Scientist at a hospital. After working for almost a year, I found myself lacking ideas in doing research. To be more precised, I couldn't do what I wanted to do due to some political issues and/or physical constraints. And I found myself are becoming less and less competitive if I wish to go for faculty post (since for every paper I wrote, I am not the first author). Recently, I am considering applying medical physicist position elsewhere. The reason behind is that there're routine clinical duties and higher job security. Any comments?