Friday, August 6, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 8/6/2010

Good morning! From August 4 through August 5, there have been 28 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 6 (21%) are academically connected and none are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

More plastics: Nalco currently has 9 positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 3 are located in the US and the rest are either in India or China. In Chicago, they are looking for a Ph.D. chemical engineer to be a staff scientist. In Houston, they are looking a Ph.D. organic chemist with experience with water-soluble polymers.

Tour of duty?: BASF is advertising its Professional Development Program for new Ph.D. chemists and chemical engineers: "Two, nine-month assignments provide exposure to various technologies and career opportunities throughout BASF, while promoting the development of technical and professional decision-making skills and fulfilling specific business needs. Assignments can be located at many of BASF sites located across North America." Sounds like an interesting opportunity.

Electrochemistry FTW: DuPont is the latest to desire a Ph.D. chemist with experience in "thin film technology, device design, and characterization with relevance to photovoltaics, energy storage, or organic electronics applications." I should really do a post on this...

What IS that?: GSK is looking for a Ph.D. bioorganic chemist biotransformation chemist, with "extensive experience (minimum 3 years), knowledge and expertise on the use of isolated enzymes for small molecule synthesis." Oh, that.

And finally, a smallish company: Envoy Therapeutics (of Jupiter, FL) desired a Ph.D. director of medicinal chemistry, with 8+ years in the pharmaceutical industry and 4+ years of managerial experience. Hope the stock options package is good for you.

And a new feature: Searches for "chemist" on Monster, Careerbuilder and Indeed.com show (respectively) 704, 306 and 4,505 positions. Separating the wheat from the chaff (or vice versa) is going to be tough, but I'll try.

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