Thursday, August 4, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 8/4/11 edition

Good morning! Between August 2 and August 3, there were 9 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 1 (11%) was academically connected.

Denver ACS: There are 37 positions posted for the Denver ACS Career Fair. There are 0 positions posted for the Virtual Career Fair.

Minnesota?: 3M is looking for Ph.D. chemists to become research scientists; looks like a general 'product development' position. Sounds good for someone.

Process chemistry: Gilead Sciences and Ironwood Pharmaceuticals are both looking for process chemists. Gilead is looking for (it appears) a relatively new Ph.D. chemist, while Ironwood desires a M.S./Ph.D. chemist with 5+ years of experience in the specialty.

Hmmm: FDA is looking for a Ph.D. chemist to be a postdoc at their St. Louis facility; NMR spectroscopy of biologic drugs seems to be the push. A 15 month contract? You gotta be kidding me, buddy (unless it's renewable.)

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) 321, 776, 4356 and 78 positions for the search term "chemist." 

3 comments:

  1. It's funny you finally exposed this Gilead job. It has been posted since feb 2011 and briefly in April they had added 3 more. They were even soliciting applications from several universities including the one I'm at. Guess now I'll have more competition if I give up on academia and go for this ; )

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  2. Yeah, this is the second time that I can remember that they've posted this position on ACS Careers in the recent past.

    Interested in talking about your job search? E-mail me at chemjobber -at- gmaildotcom.

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  3. @Anon7:22 At least you're at an elite university/department and hopefully working for an elite professor. Maybe this is true of all renowned/semi-renowned pharma, but Gilead's hiring practices seem particularly inbred. The 12 people I know there come from from a whopping total of 3 academic research groups.

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