Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Daily Pump Trap: 11/29/11 edition

Good morning! (almost, to you on the East Coast) Between November 22 and November 28, there were 82 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 32 (38%) are academically connected. 1 (1%) is from our friends at Kelly Scientific.

Lexington, MA: Cubist is (once again) looking to hire a B.S./M.S. research associate for medicinal chemistry. Really, a plum for somebody out there.

The Arabian Peninsula: SABIC is hiring a raft of folks for work at their Riyadh center. 31 positions (38%), to be exact. Lots of engineering positions, but a number of chemistry positions as well. Unfortunately, many seem to require more than 3+ years experience, but I suspect they're more desperate than they let on. (Let me know?)

Lausanne, Switzerland: Nestle is hiring an analytical chemist and a flavor chemist (Ph.D. + postdoc) for their facility in Switzerland. Experienced desired.

Spruce Pine, NC: Unimin Corporation is a leading manufacturer of high quality quartz products; they're looking for a B.S./M.S. chemist who wishes to perform product development and process improvement. Recent grads OK, 2+ years exp. desired.

USA!?!: 4 Shimadzu field sales positions posted all over the US; boy, either they're making a push or their team got cleared out! 


  1. A plum, for sure, but why they can't give feedback for those not selected is beyond me

  2. Cubist has been "hiring" for that position for a really long time. You expect me to believe that despite being in Boston they're unable to secure reliable high quality talent?

  3. @Anon6:49 - Either that, or the BS/MS market is so tough and competitive there that turnover is a very real hurdle. I have friends in that market who jump ship every year to find a raise at a startup down the street.

    As they say, there's always a market for talent.

  4. Wow, Riyadh. Would any American willingly live there? Alcohol, nightclubs, playing music in public and mingling with unrelated women are all banned. A wild night out in Saudi Arabia is getting a cup of coffee.

    I'll pass.

  5. SAO, I'm very surprised to hear that even in this time people are able to constantly jump ship for higher wages, but I guess that really proves the data that says employers are more likely to hire someone who is already employed. I hope to be able to enjoy this perk as well.


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