Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 2/7/12 edition

Good morning! Between February 2 and February 6, there were 49 positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 14 (29%) were academically connected and 14 (29%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Santa Rosa, CA: Thermochem is a testing laboratory; they're looking for a B.S. chemist with minimum 5 years experience with gas chromatography.

Monroeville, PA: PPG Industries is looking a Ph.D. inorganic chemist to work on water purification technology. So Nalco has competitors, huh?

To the 20 men and women in America who have these qualifications: Boehringer Ingelheim (Ridgefield, CT) would like to try to hire you:
Contribute to writing protocols, procedures & reports, work productively in a cross functional team environment, develop awareness of process economics, timelines, environmental (Green chemistry) & process safety, & comply with applicable regulations in accordance to SOP's & policies. Analyze API physical property with TGA & DSC etc. Introduce & utilize new technologies to improve productivity in the lab (e.g. react-IR & flow reactor). Interpret analytical data of scale up batch, trouble-shooting & coordinate workflow between process research & scale-up interface. International travel required. 
Must possess at least a bachelor's degree or its equivalent in Chemistry or a related field & at least five years of work experience in Chemistry/Research field. In the alternative, a master's degree or its equivalent in Chemistry or a related field & at least three years of work experience in Chemistry/Research field would be acceptable. College coursework, project or work experience with the following: advanced chemistry knowledge of stereoselective synthesis & heterocyclic organic compound; experience using a parallel synthesizer or automated reactor, & programed purification system; experience with using high technological instruments such as NMR, HPLC-MS, GC-MS, HPLC-prep; experience working on air-sensitive chemicals under inert atmosphere, e.g. preparation & transfer of organometallic catalysts using glove box; experience in synthesis & purification of inorganic compound such as a metal catalyst for organic reactions; experience using pressurize reactor such as for hydrogenation; experience with basic principles in drug design & development; & experience in design & synthesis of chiral lignad [sic] such as chiral N-heterocyclic carbene & phosphine ligands. Any suitable combination of education, training &/or experience would be acceptable.
Why not just send a letter to Professor Buchwald and save the $600 you spent on an ad?

Sacramento, CA: AMPAC Fine Chemicals would like to hire a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. chemist with at least 6 years of industry experience. Polymer and organic experience is desired for this position; experience with thermoset and thermoplastics techniques desired.

West Lafayette, IN: Endocyte is searching for a Ph.D. analytical chemist for QC/cGMP work.


  1. Sounds like B-I is on a bit of a purple squirrel hunt, eh? : )

  2. I'd bet they are not looking for anyone.

  3. Any seasoned process chemist (10+ years experience) should have most or all of these skills under their belt. I certainly do. I believe the problem lies in the perceived position is an entry-level position. BI apparently wants to hire an experienced person for ~1/3 the salary expected commensurate with this level of experience and expertise. Typical, just typical. I wonder how much their managers reel in, who advocate this type of fishing exercise.

  4. I wanna know the salary from BI....shooooooot. I do all of this already... I just don't have a passport!!!! Hook a sista' up! HAHA.