Thursday, August 25, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 8/25/11 edition

Good morning! Between August 23 and 24, there were 39 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 7 (18%) were academically connected.

Denver ACS: 189 positions for the ACS Career Fair, 11 for the Virtual Career Fair.

Who do you want?: Monsanto (St. Louis, MO) is looking for 2 Ph.D. nucleic acid chemists. It's difficult to pin down exactly what they want, but I suspect that they're looking for someone who's a bit multidisciplinary. You'll be "[c]onduct[ing] basic research on the production, purification, modification, measurement and activity of nucleic acids." Experience: "Direct research experience focused on the analysis of nucleic acids from a chemical perspective."

Iselin, NJ: BASF desires a Ph.D. heterogenous catalysis chemist; "Demonstrated expertise in precious metal catalysis, inorganic oxide synthesis, and/or solid state chemistry. Experience related to combustion engines and catalyst testing is a strong plus."

Eff Dee Ay: The Food and Drug Administration has posted 4 postdoctoral fellow positions at their Silver Spring, MD facility. The pay starts at 70k, so at least you're covered there (I know that MD is a high cost of living area and that you're going to be handing that money right back, but...) The polymer chemist position looks interesting...

Columbia, MD: Mettler-Toledo (the balance company) is looking for a B.S. chemist to "detailed technical expertise for our Particle System Characterization (PSC) products, including FBRM (Focused Beam Reflectance Measurement) and PVM (Particle Vision and Measurement) technologies." Experience wanted "developing or working with precision instruments, process analytical technology, and/or related software used in the pharmaceutical or chemistry industries."

Perry, FL: Buckeye Technologies (a paper and absorbents manufacturer) is looking for a B.S. plant support/QC chemist, 0-5 years experience desired. This job sounds like a lot of fun for someone.

Lookit that: Vertex is finally posting a full-time Ph.D. process chemistry position; I sure hope that temp gets to apply! 


  1. Dangling a poisoned carrot, Vertex?

  2. I wonder if BASF finally found their TAP reactor expert and are expanding their het cat team...or if they finally gave up and decided they needed a broader set of skills.

  3. It's not at the ACS careers site, but I am somewhat attracted by the position of a Collections Specialist for the ACS I found at CareerBuilder. "Work involves complex problem-solving, complex assignments, in-depth analysis, conceptual thinking, substantial knowledge... "

  4. It's actually for Chemical Abstracts:

    I'm terribly interested to know which academic/private institutions are not paying up -- I mean, it's not like CAS deals with private individuals, right?

    Nice catch, anon.

  5. The "FDA" post, read out, sounds like "FDI"

    Just sayin'

  6. You should've gone for the full Fonzie on it.



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