Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 4/24/12 edition

Good morning! Between April 19 and April 23, there were 81 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 8 (10%) were academically connected and 50 (62%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Frederick, MD: SAIC is looking for a Ph.D. chemist with experience in analytical chemistry and/or material science to characterize nanomaterials. Sounds futuristic.

North Brunswick, NJ: Chromocell Corporation is looking for a M.S./Ph.D. flavor chemist with 5+ years in the field.

Annadale, NJ: ExxonMobil's research arm is looking for a Ph.D. chemist for a postdoctoral position in, well, you look:
Candidates are sought to fill a research position in the area of nanomechanical characterization with scanning probe microscopy (SPM) based methods. The candidate will conduct research with state-of-the-art SPM instrumentation (including nanoindentation) to develop novel methods in quantitative and semi-quantitative characterization of elastic and viscoelastic materials. The position is primarily experimental-based but will also include simulations of tip-sample interactions and incorporate use of contact mechanics modeling to improve data interpretation. 
A Ph.D. in materials science/applied physics/physical chemistry/ materials or mechanical engineering and a demonstrated ability to perform independent research is required. A strong background in scanning probe microscopy with a proven track record in research is essential. Experience in advanced scanning probe methods and theory including multifrequency, dynamic methods, nanoindentation, advanced image analysis, nanothermal analysis methods, tip-sample interaction simulations and continuum contact mechanics is strongly desired. Excellent collaboration and communication skills are required.
That sounds cool, but I'm not sure I really understand it. 

Edgewood, MD: OptiMetrics is a government contractor; they're looking for a Ph.D. computational chemist to help them with hazardous chemical contamination/decontamination modeling. 

Alexandria, VA: The Institute for Defense Analyses is hiring a M.S./Ph.D. scientist to be a research analyst in the system evaluation division; national security experience is a strong plus. US citizenship required. 


  1. There's those chemists with microscopes again! ;)

  2. Sounds like Exxon wants to take a low paying analytical contractor job and make it lower by calling it a 'research postdoc.' And the hits just keep on comin'...