Thursday, June 23, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 6/23/11 edition

Good morning! Between June 21 and 22, there were 7 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 2 (29%) were academically connected.

More analyst positions: DuPont is looking for a couple more analytical chemists: a M.S./Ph.D. position in Mobile, AL performing analytical method development and plant support and a M.S./Ph.D. position in Midland, MI being a GC/LC subject matter expert and a GLP study director.

Bartlesville, OK: Chevron is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to perform research into polymerization. Previous experience with polyolefin polymerization or Ziegler-Natta chemistry desired. Looks to be a entry-level position.

And a pony would be nice: A group at Harvard Medical School would like to hire a postdoc: "Projects focused on the design of molecularly defined living and inert surfaces that limit inflammation and thrombosis. Experience in bio-orthogonal chemistry, thin films, genetic engineering, and drug delivery is desirable." I'm going to guess that it's just one of those four fields. Otherwise, are you frickin' kidding me? This is like science fiction, where a character can have a Ph.D. in theoretical astrophysics and be a combat pilot, all before the age of 30 or so.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show 297, 632, 3550 and 95 positions respectively. 

3 comments:

  1. I know Merck takes a lot of heat for blanket job posting, and I've tried to stay out of that. But what exactly is a "Customer Category Manager (Walmart) Job"? I can't make sense of the job description or what that has to do with Walmart either. But what do I know? I'm just a Dr.

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  2. RE: Harvard - I'm also a fully-trained French chef, an amateur paleontologist, a physics PhD wunderkind, and a multimillionaire. Wait, no, that's Nathan Myhrvold.

    My bad. Maybe he should apply?

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  3. sometimes when the job qualifications requirements are super-detailed they already have an candidate selected and just go through with advertisement just to make appearances

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