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  1. Jul 24, 2011 #1

    I have the following problem probably you can give me some comments because of
    your experience. When I start a job in physics and I think that the task is not related
    to my present knowledge so I worry too much. Previously I got a postdoc and I was
    under pressure almost all the time. I start thinking about the duration of the project
    (which is commonly for one year) and I think that maybe after one year my contract
    wouldnt be renewed and several other things more.

    I really like doing research I mean reading scientific papers, looking for information,
    developing mathematics, learning. I also like teaching.
    But my problem is that I am thinking always about the time and the number of papers
    I should publish. Most of the time when I receive a new project I get stressed because
    I think that I wouldnt be able to perform the tasks. I think I wouldnt have these thoughts
    if I didnt have the time and publications factors present. One of the things I think
    is what would happen if my contract is not renewed, where would I go?

    I wanted to ask you if you have been in a similar situation before and if you have some

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