We are so proud of Dr. Rose (that's Devin...) who has officially been offered a tenure track faculty position at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (that means he would be a professor). It is a really good opportunity, he would have two labs, funding for the first two years to pay for his graduate students, and they would help him find the money for grants for his first few years. Also, apparently, he'd have a large and fancy corner office.
The other job, as some of you know, is in Minneapolis, Minnesota. There he would be working in industry, for General Mills, researching how to increase the amount of fiber in their cereals without changing the flavor and texture. General Mills has a goal to have "whole grain" as the first ingredient listed on their ingredient statement, which is a pretty neat goal, and the only cereal company that is working towards that (as of right now.)
So, we feel a little bit stuck between a pillow and a soft place. Devin's life long dream has been to be a professor and become world famous, and so that is obviously incredibly tempting to him. The General Mills job is tempting in that it would be fun for him to see the real world application of all the research he has already done.
We feel so grateful that we have the opportunity to be "stuck" like this, between one good option and another. We count ourselves blessed every day, and are enjoying trying to figure out what's next! Please vote on our poll, we'll consider the outcome as 5% of our total decision. Just kidding. But vote, cuz it's fun for me to see what you think.
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