Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 8/14/12 edition

Good morning! Between August 8 and August 9, there were 132 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these 22 (17%) were academically connected and 54 (41%) were from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Hanover, PA: AquaPhoenix Scientific is looking for a B.S. chemist to be a production chemist; 5+ years experience desired, must be able to lift 50 pounds.

Shanghai, China: QR Pharmaceuticals is hiring, well, everyone. 9 open positions, from medicinal chemistry to quality assurance.

Parkersburg, WV: DuPont is looking for a Ph.D. analytical chemist to work on fluoromonomer and fluoropolymer measurement. 1-5 years manufacturing lab experience desired.

Wilmington, DE: DuPont is also searching for a Ph.D. synthetic organic chemist for a coatings project; it appears to be an entry-level position. Including both of the above, DuPont has 6 open positions, including the mellifluously-named "On-Line Process Analyzer Consultant" position.

Huh.: GSK is hiring for their "Esprit R&D" programme for Ph.D. scientists; you need 12-month global mobility, which is a little suspicious...

Neenah, WI: Kimberly-Clark is searching for a M.S./Ph.D. chemist with experience in colloid science.

Looking, looking, looking: Vertex is advertising for 27 positions, Tate and Lyle, 6 positions.

I'm so immature: Applechem ("Northern New Jersey") is searching for a product development chemist: "Product Development Chemists will be responsible for developing new ingredients and their applications for the cosmetic and toiletry industry, via organic chemistry synthesis, or through compounding and blending chemicals." The toiletry industry? Snerk.


  1. @CJ: I need to ask a favor...can you whip up a sarcastic meme using GSK and Esprit (the clothier)? Anyway, the following buzz-wordy passage from the GSK-Esprit posting just cracks me up!

    "Esprit R&D is a three-year, accelerated, multi-disciplinary and individually tailored programme. It is heavily backed by our senior management team, and it will give you incredible kudos as a chemist among your peers.

    Over the three years, you’ll undertake high-profile, global rotations that will give you in-depth chemistry knowledge and expertise. You’ll apply this knowledge across a range of drug development disciplines from discovery research to commercialisation and business development. And as well as learning from thought leaders in your field, you’ll benefit from unrivalled formal training, mentoring, coaching and development to enhance your leadership capabilities."

    Of course chemist wants kudos amongst his/her peers! Hells yeah!

  2. Hmm...it's a coincidence that GSK would promote a program called Esprit. Esprit Holdings (思捷環球控股有限公司 in Chinese) is an apparel manufacturer partly headquartered in Hong Kong!


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