Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 6/22/09

Industrial (non-academic, non-governmental) positions:

Total number of ads: 5
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 20+
- Ratio of US/non-US: 4/16+
Area: 614.2

Governmental positions (US, international):
Total number of ads: 1
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US: 1/0
Area: 197

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 8
- Postdocs: 6+
- Tenure-track faculty: 1
- Temporary faculty: 1
- Lecturer positions: 1
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 8/1
- Area (square cm): 232
Hmmm: So, the jobs outlook doesn't look all that great this week. Basically, of all 20 positions, there are NO entry-level positions. The least experienced you need to be to get a job this week is 5-10 years of experience (with Takeda/Millenium.) A ton of jobs in Shanghai...

Engrish FTW: It's not nice, but it's probably true: why doesn't Shanghai ChemPartner and WuXi AppTec advertise in C&EN in Chinese? Honestly -- how many applications do they get from non-Chinese folks? How many non-Chinese work at these companies? It's painful to read copy like "we are looking for experienced candidates who thrive in paced [sic] research organization." These folks can't even cut-and-paste in English -- why bother?

Holy ad space, Batman!: The FDA continues the federal government's habit of buying huge ad space for one position. In similar space for the FDA's ad for a deputy director, Shanghai ChemPartners is trying to hire their full senior management.

Small college of the week: Creighton University (student population: 6,992 - SA-LUTE!) is looking for a general chemistry laboratory instructor. While Omaha is not exactly the most crazed, happenin' town in the US, it's probably a really low cost of living!

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