So, I am interested enough in the job at Dana Farber to be trekking down there on Wednesday for an interview. The journey will give me a taste of what my commute will be like. I've estimated that it'll take me just under two hours, from door-to-door, each way. Huge, HUGE, dilemma.
The job sounds very cool, working in the The Computational Biology and Functional Genomics Laboratory. And, it'd be great to be in a research science environment where people love their work and are more easy going than folks at a struggling for-profit start-up. While the commute would suck, the train ride would give me dedicated study/reading time.
Bear in mind, moving closer to Boston is not an option. Also, only about 30 minutes of the commute will involve car time. I'll have a solid 50 minutes sitting in a comfy commuter train (from beginning of line, to end of line, both directions). Subway ride for another 25 minutes. Then a three block walk.
I'd be leaving the house around 6:45 a.m. and I'd get home around 6:45 p.m. Tell me what you think, please.