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Monday, August 10, 2009
Chemjobber C&EN Index: 7/27/09
Industrial positions (non-academic, non-governmental): Total number of ads: 6
- Postdocs: 1 - Permanent positions: 13++ - Ratio of US/non-US: 11++/3 Area: 953
Week to week trend: Up, signficantly.
Governmental positions (US, international): Total number of ads: 1 - Postdocs: 0 - Permanent positions: 1 - Ratio of US/non-US: 1/0 Area: 113 Week to week trend: Up, slightly.
Academic positions: Total number of ads: 2 - Postdocs: 3+ - Tenure-track faculty: 0
- Temporary faculty: 0 - Lecturer positions: 0 - Staff positions: 1+ - Ratio of US/non-US positions: 4++/0
- Area (square cm): 58
Week to week trend: Down, slightly.
Thanks, industry: Impressive week, this week. Big doings from Genentech (lots of multiple position ads) and Millenium (even though most folks online believe that Millenium's just fishing). And Novartis got crazy with a full-pager for a single position in their Switzerland chemical genetics lab. The Swiss, they have money.
Honda? Now that's a company!: Did you know that Honda has a research institute in Columbus, OH? Neither did I -- they're looking for a photoelectrocatalysis postdoc. Hmph -- tempting.
Chemspec -- super casual?: Chemspec's China division is looking for (I am not kidding!) "We are recruiting a couple of Process R&D Project Managers..." A couple, huh? Well, we're just looking for a few good jobs!
Small college of the week: The University of North Carolina Wilmington (Wilmington, NC, student population: 13,402 - SA-LUTE!) is looking for Ph.D.s who have biotechnology-related degrees to do research and study for an MBA. I don't know how I feel about this, but if someone else is paying... (of course, you're paying the time...)