Thursday, September 20, 2012

Daily Pump Trap: 9/20/12 edition

Good morning! Between September 18 and September 19, there are 30 new positions posted on the ACS Careers website. Of these, 14 (47%) were academically connected and 12 (40%) are from Kelly Scientific Resources.

Hankamer, TX: A mysterious company is looking for a B.S. chemist to be a QA/QC person. I'm terribly curious as to what plant this is -- it doesn't really show up on Google Maps (not after a cursory glance, anyway.)

Alexandria, VA: The Institute for Defense Analyses runs federally-funded R&D centers towards defense-related issues. They're looking for M.S./Ph.D. physical scientists -- sounds interesting, if you're looking for that sort of thing.

Who are these folks?: routinely advertises a ink formulation chemist position in Colorado Springs, CO. Who are these folks (they don't tell you.)

A broader look: Monster, Careerbuilder, Indeed, and show (respectively) 234, 795, 2,741 and 8 positions for the search term "chemist."  


  1. Hankamer, on Indeed, is listed as East Houston, Baytown, Port Arthur, and Beaumont. There are all kinds of small, start-ups there that cater to outsourcing demands of the oil industry. And ExxonMobil is just down the road in Baytown.

  2. I think the ink company is this one. They made ink for the coors light color-changing can

    1. I'm sure it's a fine company, but the name stinks.