Monday, September 20, 2010

Daily Pump Trap: 9/20/2010 edition

Good morning! Between September 16 and 20, there were 31 new positions available on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 22 were academically connected.

Huh: Quaker Chemical Corporation of Philadelphia, PA is looking for chemists that have experience in formulating for work in "lubricants and process fluids in our Steel Rolling Lab, Metal Working Lab, and Metal Forming lab." Now where's the annual lubricant issue of C&EN?

Polymers and personal care?: HallStar (a manufacturer of the latter) desires a "MS/PhD in polymer science, with 2-5 years of experience working with engineering thermoplastics and elastomers." Ideally, the candidate will have had "hands-on lab work with polymer compounding and performance characterization" and worked with "structure/property-based design and evaluation of polymer additives which deliver improved performance in a variety of polymer systems."

Metabolism: Novartis is looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist for metabolism studies who has "[p]rior experience with radioisotope handling (e.g., 3H, 14C), biochemical techniques and in vivo and in vitro metabolism is required" and "[a]n excellent working knowledge of general laboratory techniques, HPLC and LC-MS/MS operation, and troubleshooting and method development is essential."

Not too far from Yonkers!: BASF's Tarrytown location desires a B.S. chemist to "assist with the preparation and testing of formulated products in the Epoxy Composite Laboratory." You will help keep "a clean, neat lab environment", so I'm not qualified for that position.

1 comment:

  1. The words used in the Hallstar position are just not right, or well, they are, but they are not the words that the personal car industry uses. All sorts of water-soluble and partially-water-soluble polymers are used by the personal care industry, and while these are thermoplastics and could even be "elastomers" when crosslinked, I've not seen anybody in that industry call them that. Maybe if they were talking about the packaging components?

    I'll take the 5th as for the BASF position.

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