Thursday, October 13, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 10/13/11 edition

Good morning! Between October 11 and October 12, 33 new positions were posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 8 (24%) were academically connected.

This is Jack's new position: IKEA is looking for a B.S. chemist for a chemical specialist position. ("Knowledge of materials and their chemical risks, including knowledge about the manufacturing, use and testing of the materials.") Based in Houston, TX.

St. Louis, MO: Monsanto's process group is looking for a Ph.D. chemist with 3+ years experience.

Strong as an ox: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratories is looking for a Ph.D. analytical chemist to be a postdoctoral fellow in their biofuels group. Key success factors: "Ability to lift up to fifty pounds of biomass, media, fermented broth, some equipment etc." Huh.

Sales/marketing FTW: Shimadzu has posted 5 sales positions across the country, both field technicians and account managers.

Tarrytown, NY: BASF is looking for a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemist with experience in materials science and surface analysis. "Extensive training and hands-on experience in materials characterization, operation and interpretation of XRD Characterization required. FT-IR/Raman, BET, Zeta Potential strongly preferred. Working knowledge or willingness to learn of AA, ICP, XRF."

Late to the game: Is there a battery chemist/materials scientist who hasn't been recruited recently? Well, Quallion LLC would like to get in the game with its 70-90k salary for someone who will "work on Material Synthesis of Lithium Ion battery materials: cathode, anode, electrolyte, binder, conductive agents, and separator."

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