I've done a fair bit of research online, but would like to get your thoughts...
I have a PhD in science, and am currently working in the life sciences industry as a scientist. I have ~10 publications, and ~110 citations in total. Having been in my current company for a year, I am thinking of starting an EB-1 or EB-2/NIW application (I'm not from India or China).
However, I am considering accepting an offer from another company, specifically a management consulting firm (McKinsey & Company) later this year, about ~6 months' time.
- My question is, should I start a (self-paid) application for EB-1 right now?
- If I file under the "outstanding researcher" category, will the application become void once I join the consulting firm?
- If no for the previous question, does it make sense to apply for the "extraordinary ability" category? Will I be able to use my publications, scientific record, etc as evidence?
Thanks a lot for your input!