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It’s Official!

Yes. I said I wanted this job. And, in a very new and interesting way, after a fun interview, I got it. Signed and faxed the contract yesterday. Will be in San Francisco for a little while in July, then telecommute afterwards. Can pajamas be deducted as tools one needs for the job? Exciting!


  1. #1 ERV
    May 24, 2007


    Congratulations! **HUG!!**

  2. #2 Rob Knop
    May 24, 2007

    Congrats, dude.

    And, if you telecommute in pajamas, you’re overdressed.

  3. #3 Sheril
    May 24, 2007


  4. #4 The Olive Ridley Crawl
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations! You will be perfect for this job, and telecommuting rocks.

    Glad you won’t be leaving Chapel Hill any time soon.

  5. #5 Laelaps
    May 24, 2007


  6. #6 Deepak
    May 24, 2007


    Congratulations!!! Well deserved. I hope this also means that you are definitely attending scifoo.

  7. #7 BrianR
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations Bora! PLoS got themselves a wonderful, hard working, fun, and dedicated employee. I too am VERY happy that you and your family will not be leaving NC. Now you can do some Coworking with us! πŸ™‚

  8. #8 cfeagans
    May 24, 2007

    Awesome! I can’t think of anyone more qualified! I did my honeymoon in San Francisco and loved it, so be sure to see some sights while you’re seeing the sites. πŸ™‚

  9. #9 Bill
    May 24, 2007

    Excellent news; congratulations! (To you, and to PLoS.)

  10. #10 Anton Zuiker
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations, my friend. You’ll be fantastic in this job.

  11. #11 Pedro Beltrao
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations :). Best of luck with the projects.

  12. #12 Sir Oolius
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations! And even if you do need to move to SF someday, it’s an awesome place to live (I’m always partial to the west coast even though I’m living on the east coast now).

  13. #13 Dan
    May 24, 2007

    That’s fantastic! Congrats on the awesome job.

  14. #14 bernarda
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations Bora. However. I was brought up as a Lutheran xian and I do not describe myself as a xian, or Lutheran, atheist. Either you are a xian or you are an atheist. Either you believe in your parents’ mythology or you don’t. That applies to whatever religion. One cannot be a hypenated atheist.

  15. #15 John
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations on the new post. It’s great that they are letting you telecommute.

  16. #16 Danica R
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations! Bravo! :))
    Srecan pocetak:)

  17. #17 Ron Hudson
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations, Bora! I am really happy for you. If I were in your shoes (and they accounted for cost of living), I would move to San Francisco. I had a job offer in Berkeley back in the 1980s, but they didn’t account for the steep difference in cost of living, and when they finally did, they increased my work hours to 70-80/week for roughly the same quality of life here. I had to turn it down. It is good to know you are still here in the area, though, and will be. I still owe you dinner!

    Take care my friend and thank you for your support from the HIV/AIDS community.

    Ron Hudson

  18. #18 Rosie Redfield
    May 24, 2007

    Excellent! PLoS One needs you badly, as the ‘community’ it should facilitate hasn’t spontaneously developed.

  19. #19 drcharles
    May 24, 2007

    Sweet! you deserve it!

  20. #20 Lab Cat
    May 24, 2007


  21. #21 Abel Pharmboy
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations, Bora! PLoS scored themselves an incredibly hardworking and well-connected science blogging pioneer possessing unbridled passion and creativity. It’s a win-win proposition for you both. I am so proud of you and happy for you and your family.

    For future consideration, I think that “PLoS Chapel Hill” has a nice ring to it. Congratulations again, friend!

  22. #22 Reed A. Cartwright
    May 24, 2007

    Congrats Bora. This will give you a chance to organize a bay area science blogging conference to go with our triangle one.

  23. #23 Chris
    May 24, 2007

    It is going to be fun to watch. And even more fun to join in!

  24. #24 J-Dog
    May 24, 2007

    Too cool for school! And, I believe Starbucks AND pajamas will be approved tax write-offs as a needed expense because of the time-differential. Just remember NOT to sign up for the Dr. Dino Tax Tips, and you will be fine.

  25. #25 SLC
    May 24, 2007

    Re bernarda

    For the information of Mr. bernarda, Judaism is more then a religion, it is also an ethnicity, just like being a Serb which also applies to Mr. Bora.

  26. #26 Eva
    May 24, 2007


  27. #27 Sunil
    May 24, 2007

    that is absolutely terrific. Congratulations, and I think it is a perfect job for you.

    When do you move?

  28. #28 coturnix
    May 24, 2007

    Thank you all! And thanks to Paul, Jason, Martin, John, Danica, Brian, Alun, Anton, Makita, Billy, Ed,jw, David, Anton, Abi, Melissa and PZ for linking to this.

    And you just passed the 5000 mark (the number of comments on this blog)!

  29. #29 Rok
    May 24, 2007

    Greetings from Slovenia.

  30. #30 makita
    May 24, 2007

    Wow Bora, that is great news! Congratulations to you and to PLoS. And you don’t even have to move to SF, SF salary, without SF costs-of-living. It’s the best of two worlds. You’ll have to post a picture of yourself in pajamas before we can decide whether they could be written off.

  31. #31 kate
    May 24, 2007

    hey, wonderful news! congrats!

  32. #32 Amy
    May 24, 2007

    Wow wow wow!! Go Bora!! I’m so happy for you. PLoS is so lucky to have you!

  33. #33 Zuska
    May 24, 2007

    That sooooo rocks out loud! Congratulations! PLoS doesn’t know how lucky they are to have gotten you! This is absolutely the perfect way for the nicest guy in the world to have gotten the niftiest job!

  34. #34 DouglasG
    May 24, 2007


    Congrats! San Fransisco IS great! Are you sure you don’t want to move there? Well, Chapel Hill is good too… Good luck in your new venture!


  35. #35 Interrobang
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations!! πŸ™‚

    Having gotten a job I absolutely love just over three months ago, I quite understand that this is a big, big deal. I hope you find what I’ve been finding — the more you work at the job, the more you like it.

    Telecommuting is also awesome. When I was working from home more often, I used to tell people I had a 30-second commute, and that was if I went by way of the bathroom and the fridge on the way to my office. *grin*

    Good luck!

  36. This is really great newsfor you and the Blogosphere.

  37. #37 premenopaws
    May 24, 2007

    Terrific news! Congratulations, Bora.


  38. #38 Alun
    May 24, 2007

    That is a really impressive move by PLoS. They got the best person for the job. Congratulations!

  39. #39 Scholar
    May 24, 2007

    Too bad you won’t have any more time to blog here! Oh, who am I kidding…

  40. #40 Kristine
    May 24, 2007

    All the best to you, Bora, in your exciting new job. Congratulations! Dang, PLoS sounds like fun.

    Oh, and don’t forget to finish your dissertation! πŸ˜‰

  41. #41 Phil Plait
    May 24, 2007

    Congrats! And just as I’m leaving SF…

  42. #42 bioephemera
    May 24, 2007

    Many congrats! Of course they’d have been crazy not to hire you. πŸ™‚

  43. #43 greensmile
    May 24, 2007

    Exemplary in labor, exemplary in triumph.

    Hearty congratulations, Bora.

    I tried ealier to find a Serbian phrase for “Good look with your new job”….see, I was not being presumptuous after all.

  44. #44 neuralgourmet
    May 24, 2007

    Oh hey! Great news! I can’t think of a better person for this job.

  45. #45 Kristjan Wager
    May 24, 2007

    Not the biggest surprise in the world, but happy news anyways.


  46. #46 Nat
    May 24, 2007


    Good call by PLoS too

  47. #47 jw
    May 24, 2007


    Congratulations! I wish you great success.

  48. #48 david winter
    May 24, 2007

    Fantastic news! I am very glad to be the 48th person to offer you my congratulations (all well done to PLOS too!)

  49. #49 Alan Kellegg
    May 24, 2007

    Now that you’re rich and famous, do you think you…

    Nah, aint gonna do that to you. I will wish you and PLoS a profitable and satisfying partnership. ‘Tis a grand experiment you are embarked upon, and it could have a great impact on the enterprise we call science for generations to come. Success to you both.

  50. #50 Madhu
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations, Bora! And welcome to California – even if briefly. Tell your wife its not so bad – even here in the great central valley. Feel free to drop by if you are in the vicinity of Fresno (we’re sort of near the gateway to several Sierra Nevada parks, after all)!

    And PLoS is very cool indeed – we’re working up some manuscripts headed their way soon.

    Oh, and git that dang dissertation done, as I’m supposed to remind you! πŸ™‚

  51. #51 RavenT
    May 24, 2007

    Congratulations, Bora! That’s very cool–you and PLoS are both fortunate in this collaboration.

    And PZ says to remind you to get the dissertation done. Hell, if *I* finished….well, you know.

  52. #52 Cara Michele
    May 25, 2007

    Congrats on your good news! πŸ™‚

  53. #53 Abi
    May 25, 2007

    Congrats! This is absolutely fantastic.

  54. #54 Guru
    May 25, 2007

    Hi Bora!

    Congratulations (and whatever PZ says, I am *not* reminding you of your dissertation πŸ™‚


  55. #55 bernarda
    May 25, 2007

    SLC, see my comments on ethnicity at PZ’s thread on Bora’s job. And, I wish Bora the greatest success with it.

  56. #56 MadGenius
    May 25, 2007

    I’m late! Many Congratulations! And all the very best – I’m sure PLoS One will soon be moving ahead of Nature/Cell and gang πŸ˜€

  57. #57 Arunn
    May 25, 2007

    Belated Congratulations Bora. Glad to hear you can get paid for what you like to do.

  58. #58 dan
    May 25, 2007

    Happy happy joy joy! Congrats!

  59. #59 Ruby Sinreich
    May 25, 2007

    That is so completely awesome and perfect for you. Congrats!

    I am also working on convincing some organizations to make the leap to telecommuting – something I did 4 years ago, and now I can’t go back (unless I get a job in central NC). http://lotusmedia.org/a-brave-new-world

  60. #60 catmac
    May 25, 2007

    Congratulations – it’s great you’re joining us. Make sure you come to Cambridge soon…

  61. #61 arse poetica
    May 25, 2007

    Bora! Bora! Bora!


  62. #62 John Hunter
    May 25, 2007

    Great news. Technology opportunities today offer ways to significantly improve scientific communication. We need some people that truly understand open internet communication to help PLOS have the impact that is possible. I look forward to seeing what you can help create.

  63. #63 Laurie
    May 25, 2007

    Wow, good for you! Congratulations, Bora!

  64. #64 Paul Decelles
    May 25, 2007

    Wonderful! But I don’t think pajamas are a deductible job expense. πŸ˜‰

  65. #65 WillR
    May 25, 2007

    Is the that the sound of the PLoS servers groaning from the anticipated weight of all your new posts? Well done Bora.

  66. #66 JackGoff
    May 25, 2007

    YAY! Rock on, coturnix! Congrats!

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