Hi All, I hope you are all well,
As some of you may know, I'm trying to finish my PhD thesis. It is going slowly but I am making progress towards the end. One problem that I am encountering is that I keep running out of money to fund the writing up period, so I am job hunting at the moment.
So does anyone have any ideas about the type of jobs I should be looking for or the employers who will hire people in my position?
I need something with sociable, part-time hours (c. 25-50% full-time), preferably a few whole days per week, rather than several mornings or afternoons per week. Something that won't leave me exhausted on my days off, and as little stress as possible. Also, an employer who will understand that unless a position was immediately relevant to my long-term plans, I won't want to be in the post until retirement.
To give you some idea: I'm a graduate Chemist with a strong interest in computers. I have reasonable Windows and Linux skills on desktops, good hardware skills (trouble-shooting, fault-finding, repairing, upgrading, system building), basic network skills (good enough for my home network) and basic web skills (hand coding HTML and CSS). Additionally, I have a flair for electronics, operating A/V set-ups and getting peripheral devices (printers and scanners) to behave. However, I'm prepared to consider almost any work, no matter how junior or unrelated to Chemistry/IT, just to get the readies in.