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Corruption of Old West gunslingers' "Have gun, will travel", a promise to apply his/her talents anywhere for the proper remuneration.

The present form is appropriate for the thousands of postdoctoral researchers who annually apply for new 1-3 year jobs. This temporary employment provides meager funding and compensation while the postdoc waits for an elusive tenure-track faculty position to be offered. Hope springs eternal.

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