From today's issue of Chemical and Engineering News (and the last issue of the year) comes ten quotes of the year, 3 of which are about the chemistry job market:
“In the end, I think that there is really only one employment data point that matters—yours.”
David Harwell, assistant director, ACS Department Of Career Management & Development, January 31.
“We consider synthetic chemistry to be very outsourceable. Frankly, we don’t do any of it in-house anymore.”
Kerry L. Spear, vice president of medicinal chemistry, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, May 9.
“We used to tell students that, if you take an advanced degree in chemistry, your career will be secure. That’s not true anymore.”
Ronald Breslow, University Professor, Columbia University, September 26.Interesting to see. We've covered 2 of those quotes directly here. Hopefully 2012 will have better quotes.