Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 3/20/12 edition

Good morning! Between March 15 and March 19, 83 new positions have been posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 22 (27%) are academically connected and 27 (33%) are academically connected.

Akron, OH: Goodyear wishes to hire an A.A./B.S. lab associate for a one-year contract position in polymer testing. If you can get some good experience, I think this would be a nice position for a young someone.

Bartlesville, OK: Chevron seeks a Ph.D. research chemist (organic or polymer). 'PPS polymerization' expertise desired.

Santa Barbara, CA: DuPont wishes to hire a B.S./M.S./Ph.D. research investigator for a printed OLED development team. Is Santa Barbara as nice as it seems? I visited there once, and it seemed like the nicest place in California I've ever been.

Camden, SC: Invista desires a Ph.D. surface/polymer chemist for its South Carolina facility in its Performance Surfaces and Materials division.

Glen Rock, PA: Adhesives Research, Inc. desires a M.S./Ph.D. polymer chemist for its electronics and  industrial tapes division.

With 12 positions: ...all around the country. Hexcel weighs in for the Virtual Career Fair with a boatload of management and engineering positions.

Houston, TX: Want to be a McKinsey acolyte? They're seeking a chemical engineer or a chemist for a petrochemicals specialist. Desired: "An undergraduate degree in chemical engineering, chemistry, or material science; or an undergraduate degree in economics (with microeconomics focus)." That's not something you hear everyday.

ACS Career Fair Watch: 40 positions for the San Diego Career Fair and 238 (mostly Kelly) for the Virtual Career Fair. 


  1. Santa Barbara is, in fact, as nice as it seems. Nice weather, laid back atmosphere, lots of beautiful women. It straddles the fence between sleepy beach town and big city.

    Those benefits don't come without a price. Your rent/mortgage will be enormous, and there's very few science jobs outside of the university. The airport is also very small, and the nearest major one is LAX (~2 hrs away).

  2. After a very long search, I finally landed a job in the Boston area a little while back. I wish those still searching the best. Keep pounding away at it and something will break for you. That's what I did.


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