Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 8/23/11 edition

Good morning! Between August 18 and August 22, there were 174 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 18 (10%) were academically connected and 1 (<1%) was from a temporary agency.

Good?: Even without our frenemies from Rahway, a heavy number today. Good news?

Denver ACS: 156 for the ACS Career Fair, 7 positions for the Virtual Career Fair.

MERCK: Good gravy, a ton of positions: 74 (43%) of them, including "Chef de produit — Animaux de Compagnie Job", which I sincerely hope means "Company Animal." Unfortunately, just one position for an Ph.D. organic chemist... in Ireland.

The Feds: The Food and Drug Administration desires a M.S./Ph.D. review chemist to perform the "evaluation of chemistry data submitted by industry in support of food additive and color additive petitions, generally recognized as safe (GRAS) notifications, and notifications of the intent to market new food contact substances and foods derived from genetically engineered plants." Hey, just don't take away my Yellow #5, eh? Pay looks okay.

Zeroes!: Gilead Sciences is looking for a B.S./M.S. research associate for medicinal chemistry; zero years experience okay.

Don't make 'em beg: Ebonite International (the company that makes bowling balls from polymer) is still looking for a research chemist -- c'mon, folks, this looks like a lot of fun.

Chemistry 5-0: The Queen's Medical Center (in Honolulu, HI) is looking for a Ph.D. organic chemist to perform PET research. A good niche job in a nice place.

Somerset, NJ: Apicore, LLC is looking for a QC/analytical chemist; no education requirements specified.

You again: Resodyn Corporation (Bozeman Butte, MT) has been looking for Ph.D. chemists on the ACS Careers site for many years; they're at it again, posting a position for a senior polymer coatings scientist. Ph.D with 5+ years experience in polymer coatings desired.

A new one: PCI Synthesis (Newburyport, MA) is looking for chemists -- they've posted 6 positions. Mostly analytical and synthetically-oriented. 


  1. Resodyn is eternally looking for people. I don't think they have ever taken their listing off of Monster. Additionally, they are located in Butte, MT, which has an entirely different set of attractions than the lovely Bozeman area.

    Google "Berkeley Pit" to see the biggest one.

  2. Ack - I think this is the 2nd time you've caught me on this one, A9:01.

  3. I think you're right

    I probably didn't even change the wording of the post.


  4. Ebonite International is probably holding out for a decent league bowler, so stop playing kickball and work on your 7-10 split conversion.

  5. @CJ - You totally left out the broken Russian cyrillic Merck ad! :)

  6. SAO: ????? ?????? ?????????????????????????????????????????????? ????????????????????????????

  7. Dude, if I had a nickel for every Merck Cyrillic ad in ACS Careers...

    ...OK, I'd have 4 or 5 nickels.

  8. Better. Spasibat.


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