Thursday, July 28, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 7/28/11 edition

Good morning! Between July 26 and July 27, there were 17 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 2 (12%) were academically connected. 

August ACS: There are 32 positions already for the August ACS conference in Denver; there are 0 slated for the Virtual Career Fair. 

Now this is different: Boeing is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist to be a propulsion scientist; " Apply knowledge in advanced chemical analytical techniques for fuel characterization. Modify existing fuels and fuel system functional test requirements to support laboratory and factory testing." Huh -- takes all kinds. 

Spicy: Kalsec is a spice and flavoring company in Kalamazoo, MI; they are looking for 3 food chemistry-related positions. 

Zeroes!: Lubrizol is looking for 3 Ph.D. synthetic chemists for its Ohio facility; you'll be synthesizing new lubricants, looks like. Organic, organometallic, inorganic and polymer chemists welcome to apply. Looks like you need to have your degree by December 2011. 

I want what I want: Genentech desires a B.S./M.S. chemist for its Small Molecule Pharmaceutical Sciences group to work on "characterization of small molecule candidates, method development and qualification, supporting process scale-up and formulation development, release and stability testing of API and drug products." Uh, that sounds like a lot. Minimum of 8 years experience desired, but "[o]utstanding candidates with less relevant industrial or academic experience will be considered as Research Associates." Hmm.

They're also looking for a Ph.D. chemist with 3-10 years of industrial experience to work in lead development in the drug discovery side of the house. 

The Cleaners: ADCO is a company that specializes in the cleaning market, including dry cleaning and laundry. They desire a B.S. chemist to be a formulations chemist. This is somewhat ominous: "Adco is in the midst of important strategic changes and the correct applicant will have the opportunity to be part of this change."

Materials!: IMRA America is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist to work on their frickin' lasers. "Extensive experiences in colloidal nanomaterial synthesis and skills in physical and chemical characterization of materials. Experiences with pulsed lasers and laser spectroscopy will be considered but not required. Profound knowledge in colloidal chemistry, materials thermodynamics, and reaction kinetics." Profound. 


  1. Hmm...going Arial today, CJ? Agreed, the ADCO corporate-speak is ominous. Do they mean a CIA/mafia-type of "Cleaner"?

  2. Yeah, there was a weird copy-and-paste thing. Blogger does funny things with fonts; the default is Times, which will do, I suppose.

  3. Hooray! I think I see some ACTUAL PHARMA JOBS in this edition of novel!

  4. It's sad that industrial scientists are required to have "profound" knowledge of their research and products whereas upper managment (whose decisions have financially "profound" impacts on their respective companies) aren't expected to have equivalent scientific "profundity".

  5. Luckily upper management and the HR drones that write listings are in no position to judge the profundity of an applicant's knowledge. Qualitative adjectives like that can I think be safely ignored when considering a position. I think.


looks like Blogger doesn't work with anonymous comments from Chrome browsers at the moment - works in Microsoft Edge, or from Chrome with a Blogger account - sorry! CJ 3/21/20