Can I say "I seek a PhD supervisor" to mean "I try to find a principal investigator of some research group who agrees to accept me as her/his PhD student to supervise my PhD thesis"?
I read from The Free Dictionary http://www.thefreedictionary.com/seek
In modern English, you never say that someone seeks a person or an object. You say that they look for the person or object.
But I also saw therein "seek" can mean "to try to obtain or acquire". And I do use "seek" in "I seek a PhD supervisor" to mean this, not mean "to look for a definite person".
So does saying "I seek a PhD supervisor" in this circumstance OK?