Thursday, February 2, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 2/2/12 edition

Good morning! Between January 31 and February 1, 175 new positions were posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 5 (3%) are academically connected and covered in next Tuesday's Ivory Filter Flask and 162 (93%) positions were posted by Kelly Scientific Resources.

Forever training, I hope: The Air Force Technical Applications Center (on Florida's Space Coast) is searching for a measurement section chief. The desired applicant will be an expert in nuclear radiation monitoring, mass spectrometry and radiochemistry. Master's degree desired.

Pittsburgh, PA: PPG Industries is looking for a B.S. chemist to be an analytical chemist; HPLC/LC-MS experience would be helpful.

South San Francisco, CA: Genentech desires 2 Ph.D. analytical chemists, both on the development side of the house.

Holy Kelly: Lots of positions, most seemingly somewhat relevant. And then there's this job description: "

You think I'm kidding? Go see for yourself.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and show (respectively) 289, 708, 3,037 and 56 positions respectively for the search term "chemist." 


  1. I wonder if I'm qualified for ".....

  2. There seems to be a lot of spam showing up in the comments lately. I guess that's a sign that this blog is getting big! I don't know if that's a good (great content) or bad (more people worried about jobs) thing.

    1. You caught it before I could zorch it! Yeah, I'm getting about one or two a day, which is more than we used to get.