Thursday, April 26, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 4/26/12 edition

Good morning! Between April 24 and April 25, there were 23 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 4 (17%) were academically connected and 12 (52%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Plymouth, MI: Conestoga, Rovers and Associates is an environmental services firm; they're looking for a B.S. chemist with 3-5 years of environmental laboratory experience. QA/QC background desired.

Tarrytown, NY: BASF is looking for a B.S./M.S/Ph.D. chemist with descending (respectively) levels of experience (zero! to 3 for the Ph.D.) for a position as an applications scientist. Thermosetting plastic, polymer additive and polyolefin strengths desired.

Roseville, CA: PASCO Scientific is a company that creates science education activities for middle and high school students. They're looking for a B.S. scientist to be a curriculum and training developer. Looks interesting, pays not too bad.

Washington, DC: Excet is looking for a M.S. chemist with a strong coatings background. Primary customer? The United States Navy:
Work directly with PhD level chemists to help synthesize, formulate and/or test novel resins/polymers in a variety of experimental Navy coatings in a laboratory setting. Operate spray equipment, prepare test samples, maintain a chemical inventory, order supplies, record and tabulate test data, and generate basic SOPs. Prepare technical reports and presentations as necessary. As projects mature, work with other groups to share formulation and application expertise developed within the laboratory. This combines a need for an understanding of coatings chemistry, good lab skills, familiarity with coatings application equipment, and an interest in the entire coatings development process from concept to shipboard demonstration.
Sounds pretty cool.

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed and USAjobs.gov show (respectively) 260, 756, 3,050 and  35 (a bit of a dip) positions for the search term "chemist." 

1 comment:

  1. ...or better yet, with condescending levels of experience

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