Sunday, July 19, 2009

Chemjobber C&EN Index: 7/13/09

Industrial positions (non-academic, non-governmental):
Total number of ads: 1
- Postdocs: 0
- Permanent positions: 1
- Ratio of US/non-US: 1/0
Area: 240
Week to week trend: Flat.

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

Academic positions:
Total number of ads: 1
- Postdocs: 0
- Tenure-track faculty: 1
- Temporary faculty: 0
- Lecturer positions: 0
- Staff positions: 0
- Ratio of US/non-US positions: 0/1
- Area (square cm): 251
Week to week trend: Flat.

Summer dog days come early: Don't know what it is, but this was another bad week. 2 ads, both for folks with more than 5 years of experience, I'm guessing. So if you're interested in being a Research Fellow in Particle Sizing for Merck -- this is your week.

No small college of the week: RWTH Aachen is one of the most prominent technical universities in Germany, according to Wikipedia. So I don't think they count as a "small college" -- but if you have expertise in "nanostructured catalysts", this job might be for you.

(Snort): There's going to be a special "Careers in Chemistry" issue of C&EN on August 10. While I look forward to this (maybe I should make a prediction as to how the Index will look...), I found the accompanying text to be a little bit depressing:
Over the years, chemists have weathered recessions that have often resulted in abrupt changes in their career trajectories. In the Aug. 10 issue, C&EN reports on chemists who have made it through the difficult times in the 1970s and 1980s -- they offer important career advice to those struggling in today's challenging job market and reveal details of their career paths. They also provide insights on how they achieved top positions in the industry and even share unexpected silver linings.
Forgive me, but I'm a little skeptical as to the value of the silver linings. Sigh.

Bad week senryu:

Cannot work for Merck?
Not much aching for Aachen?
Maybe the Marines...

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