Thursday, June 2, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 6/2/11 edition

Good morning! Between May 26 and June 1, there were 37 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 14 (38%) of these are academically connected and one (3%) is from Kelly Scientific.

Nice to see, I suppose: Eli Lilly is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a researcher in pharmaceutical solid state chemistry; they're looking for someone with 5+ years experience, academic or industrial. I'll bet the number of folks who have academic experience in organic solid-state chemistry would fit on a city bus comfortably.

This one's for the organickers: A postdoc position (2 years from degree) with Targacept, in Winston-Salem, NC. And...

Oh, dear: Proteostasis Therapeutics in Cambridge, MA is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a medicinal chemist. "PhD in organic chemistry or equivalent is required with 1-4 year post-doctoral/pharmaceutical experience for Scientist level and 3-8 years post-doctoral/pharmaceutical experience for Senior Scientist level."

In one sense, this is good, in that they're willing to consider folks with 3+ years postdoctoral experience. In another sense, this is bad, in that there are folks out there who have more than 3 years postdoc experience who haven't found positions. But that's to be expected with the 2008-201? employment recession in chemistry; it's just my hope that it doesn't become a hardened expectation to be hired.

Cambridge, again: Vertex is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to become a DMPK specialist. Some experience desired. 

SoCal, too: Hitachi (Irvine, CA) is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a member of a research team looking at polymer technology. Experience with biochemistry and polymer synthesis desired.

And points south: A PI is looking for a B.S. chemist to be a lab coordinator; experience with polymer and small molecule MS characterization is desired.

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