Rejected from research opportunity? send followup?

Oncie

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I wanted to send up a follow up email to a researcher. I was rejected from a great research opportunity. Is it wise to send up a follow up email? I was gonna basically beg for the position, I really don't have anything to lose.

What should I say in the email?
 
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Oncie

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Nope, find another PI. There should be hundreds of them.
I really wanted to work with her. She's great to talk to and is very knowledgeable, and the projects the PI was doing fit my current interests. Sucks that I didn't take the interview I had with her seriously :(
 

NotASerialKiller

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I really wanted to work with her. She's great to talk to and is very knowledgeable, and the projects the PI was doing fit my current interests. Sucks that I didn't take the interview I had with her seriously :(
You didn't take the interview seriously and now want to beg her for the position after you were rejected? Kids these days
 

bearintraining

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I really wanted to work with her. She's great to talk to and is very knowledgeable, and the projects the PI was doing fit my current interests. Sucks that I didn't take the interview I had with her seriously :(
Honestly, move on. It's a lost opportunity, and it hurts when a PI doesn't want you to work with them, but these things are pretty firm. Find someone else.
 

Doug Underhill

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It sounds like it was a learning experience even though it didn't work out. Maturity is important in this field.
 
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Disagree with everyone else here, no harm really in sending an email. Don't "beg," but you can say something like "Thank you for considering me for the position. I am still very interested in working with you, perhaps at a future time, blah blah..."
 

Goro

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